Audit & Risk

New risk management framework published

ALARM, the public sector risk management association, has published a competency framework to describe the skills and attributes needed to carry out risk management roles.

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The framework highlights specific competencies at each stage in the risk management process that may form a useful resource for internal auditors reviewing the effectiveness of risk management. 

A report by CASS Business School published on behalf of AIRMIC provides a study of major risk events: their origins, impact and implications. An executive summary and briefing is available from the AIRMIC website

The devastation of the earthquake in Japan this April took most people by surprise and few were prepared for the consequences. Businesses heavily reliant on the global supply chain found themselves without essential components. 

BSI has issued a free publication that illustrates the main ways standards can assist with business continuity and risk. Download the publication here. 

The IIA: find out more

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Careers advice

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Room to grow

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Time to volunteer

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Training & Development

Tap into a rich resource

The IIA's website has loads of useful and important resources for members and the institute is committed to improving services by putting digital at its heart. So what is available – and where can you find it?

What every director should know

Two years after its first publication, the IIA has published an updated and revised version of its "What Every Director Should Know" guide. So what's changed and who should read it?


The seven deadly sins of incident response

Brandon Tansey, security research engineer at Lancope, explains the seven (actually, eight) most common mistakes that companies make that leave them exposed to ever more frequent and serious attacks on their networks.

Top tips for protecting data

Data breaches are a part of daily life and sooner or later it's likely to happen to you. You can't stop everything, but, says Dietrich Benjes, vice-president at Varonis, you can put basic measures in place that will make it harder to steal data and keep your protection plans up to date.