Infographic 3rd Annual IT Audit Benchmarking Survey - 2014
From Cybersecurity to IT Governance—
Thinking Through Your 2014 Audit Plan
Assessing the Results of Protiviti’s Third Annual IT Audit Benchmarking Survey
IT challenges—from controls and infrastructure to cybersecurity—are top-of-mind for organizations today. It’s critical to have a strong IT
security framework in place, and by extension, a strong IT audit function. Yet the results of Protiviti's latest IT audit benchmarking study show
that organizations have significant room for improvement in their IT audit practices to ensure an available, secure and efficient IT environment.
Organizations are not gaining
the audit coverage they need
There is greater scrutiny today on
cybersecurity and threats from more
sources than ever previously known.
Organizations should expand their
IT audits to help identify IT security
issues, risks and gaps identified in their
IT audit risk assessments and testing.
They don’t have adequate IT audit resources,
and these resources are not a formal part of
the audit group. Limited IT audit resources are
a significant problem when considering that
nearly every function in organizations today
Data security is of
More organizations are
implementing strong IT
There remain major
shortcomings in IT
audit risk assessments
Too many companies fail to perform
IT audit risk assessments on a
regular basis, or don’t update
these assessments as frequently
as they should.
This is a positive development. The
new COSO Internal Control Framework
emphasizes the importance of strong IT
governance and controls, underscoring
the dynamic nature of technology in
For more information and to read the results of Protiviti's benchmarking study,
please visit protiviti.com/ITauditsurvey.