Enhancing the strategic value of IT Internal Audit for efficient IT risks and controls coverage

As information technology becomes more pervasive and critical to business, the existence of an IT Internal Audit function becomes increasingly important. An effective IT internal audit function plays a key role in assisting the board to meet their corporate governance responsibilities: provide strategic oversight addressing IT risks as well as organization – wide business risks, provide key insights that improve business performance, connect technology and internal audit to gain a greater understanding of the risks and opportunities that come with today’s adoptions.

This paper highlights six key roles IT internal audit can take to enhance the function and become a value-driven player for the organization.