Information Technology (IT) Auditing
Continuous IT advances are considerably changing the way governments operate and deliver services to the public. One trend that can be observed across South East Europe is an effort to pursue effective and efficient public services through digitalization, whereby governments are increasingly delivering information and services electronically. This results in both opportunities and challenges and marks an important milestone for internal audit function.
Public sector auditors have a significant interest in these developments as they are increasingly being expected to provide management with an assurance that the risks related to the latest information technologies are well managed. This learning initiative gives insight into the effect of digitalization for the internal audit function in the public sector. Participants will be engaged in a discussion on how IT risks can be properly identified and assessed, and how internal auditors can assure that the organization’s data processing systems are adequately controlled and secured, and functioning as intended, as the later contribute to the organizational objectives and also safeguarding resources. Since IT auditing skills in the government sector are scarce, the event will be a unique occasion for the exchange of experiences in the area of IT practices of public sector auditors in the SEE region.
Target audience: public sector organizations IT auditors; IT specialists / project leaders, operational risk and information security professionals who monitor IT and information security and are tasked with providing assurance and consultancy services to the management.
This learning initiative is supported by: