As we step into 2024, thought leaders have curated a wealth of insights, delving into current and emerging risks on a global scale and what internal auditors should keep a pulse on.
Global risks including cybersecurity, human capital, business continuity, and regulatory complexity take center stage, while regional variations illuminate unique challenges faced by different parts of the world. For example, cybersecurity and human capital dominate North America's priorities, geopolitical uncertainty and climate change are top of mind in Europe, and Latin America is focused on regulatory change and digital disruption.
Anticipating an escalation in risk levels over the next three years, especially in digital disruption and climate change, thought leaders echo a global consensus on evolving risk priorities. As audit teams look ahead, understanding and assessing key risks facing their organizations and helping leadership navigate the challenges that come along with these risks will be critical. Dive deeper into risk trends for the year ahead in this report.
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This Month's Featured Templates
- ITRMF Managing IT Communication and Coordination Cope IT Plan
- ITRMF Managing IT Investment Portfolio Manage Fund Scheme and Efficiency
- ITRMF Managing IT Personnel Analyse and Assess Performance
- ITRMF Managing IT Personnel Identification of Critical Resources and Recruitment
- ITRMF Managing IT Personnel Planning and Asessment
- ITRMF Managing IT Related Agreements
- ITRMF Managing IT Related Agreements Terms and Services
- ITRMF Managing IT Supplies Evaluate the Supplier
- ITRMF Managing IT Supplies Relationship and Agreement
- ITRMF Managing IT Supplies Review and Identify
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Training and Webinars
ESG Regulation: What and How to Prepare in 2024 | January 18, 2023, Virtually
Explore the variety of ESG-related regulations coming into effect or on the horizon in 2024 (e.g., California Climate Disclosure Laws, CSRD, SEC) and learn from the advisory professionals supporting organizations in their preparation for compliance. Join us to learn how governance, strategy, risk management, and robust metrics help organizations comply with regulatory mandates, improve operational efficiency, identify new business opportunities, and take advantage of competitive differences. Register now.
2024 IIA GAM Conference | March 11-13, 2024, Las Vegas, NV or Virtually
Ignite your journey into the future of internal audit by joining the premier gathering of innovators, leaders, and trailblazers at the 2024 GAM: Great Audit Minds conference.
Engage with peers facing similar challenges and collaborate to solve current audit challenges while exploring new approaches and techniques for your audit practice. Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the future of internal audit in a three-day event featuring four general sessions, 55 concurrent sessions, and the chance to earn 17.4 CPE credits. REGISTER NOW FOR A 10% DISCOUNT: Workiva is a sponsor of this wonderful event, and we can’t wait to see you! Use GAM_10WRK for 10% off: Register here.
The Top 2024 Audit Plan Hot Spots | Virtually
Embark on a journey of foresight and strategic preparedness by joining Gartner’s free webinar. Delve into the insights derived from client discussions, audit planning documents, expert analyses, and comprehensive data sources that shape the landscape of emerging risks. This webinar is your key to unlocking the crucial trends that will dominate the focus of audit departments in the next six to 12 months.
Don't miss this opportunity to align your audit strategy with the most prominent risk trends facing boards, audit committees, and executives in 2024. Check out the on-demand webinar here.
This Month's Featured Articles
How To Improve Your Cybersecurity Risk Management
Explore the evolving landscape of cybersecurity, where recent widespread attacks leveraging everyday devices underscore the dynamic nature of hacking.
This blog delves into current trends and developments in cybersecurity, offering practical steps for companies to establish and enhance their cybersecurity initiatives. It also explores the critical aspect of effectively communicating the significance of a cybersecurity framework across the enterprise. Dive in to learn more about staying ahead in cybersecurity.
5 Steps to Effective Strategic Risk Management
Discover the often-overlooked realm of strategic risk management in enterprise risk management (ERM). Traditionally, ERM has focused on financial and operational risks, but strategic risks, those posing threats to an organization's future and survival, demand attention. This insightful article breaks down the essentials of risk management, emphasizing its importance in today's dynamic landscape. Uncover the significance of strategic risk, explore key steps for effective risk management strategies, and delve into the metrics used to measure and manage strategic risk. Read more here.
What is Corporate Sustainability in Business?
Embark on an exploration of corporate sustainability, responsibility, and ESG in this insightful guide. This emphasizes interconnectedness of the three pillars of sustainability—environmental, social, and governance. It illustrates the collective responsibility across departments including sustainability, financial reporting, audit, and risk, and delves into successful practices and pitfalls in corporate sustainability reporting.
This concise yet thorough guide not only imparts knowledge but also conducts a deep analysis, offering valuable insights into the intricate dynamics of corporate sustainability. Get the full details here.
Predictions for 2024: How Your Team Can Prepare for the Future
This year’s Workiva Amplify conference focused on four tracks: ESG, accounting & finance, legal, and governance, risk, and compliance. Download this infographic to get insights from other audit and risk leaders so you and your team can be prepared for what’s to come in 2024. Download now.
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