Cybersecurity for Auditors
Today’s emerging technologies are fundamentally changing the way financial information is reported, how audits are conducted, and how auditors perform their work. Today, auditors benefit from new technologies such as advanced analytics, algorithms, and artificial intelligence to optimize assurance functions, freeing up time from exhaustive manual review and more effectively detect anomalies or potential fraud.
So where does cybersecurity fit in to financial auditing and why is it important?
From a technology perspective, the type of information auditors analyze are of tremendous value to threat actors, and should be utilized and managed with extreme caution. In terms of audit, auditors should understand the potential cybersecurity risks that could have an effect on a company’s financial statements, while also be able to validate disclosures and identify any inconsistencies of incidents reported (or not) by the organization.
CyberVista is developing a new 100% online cybersecurity training course for auditors that will be available in the coming months. If this is in alignment with your organization’s long term goals, be the first to know about its release by signing up for our product development updates.
This program is a role-based training, comprehensive course that acts as a precursor to the Critical Knowledge training program. This course covers fundamental cybersecurity concepts and skills relevant to the day-to-day management and responsibilities of Auditors and related roles.
While detailed specifics will be available soon, this course will be delivered 100% online and will be available through On-Demand or Live Online delivery, with a host of other tools and resources housed within CyberVista’s online platform.
This course is designed to train Auditors of all experience levels that are currently responsible for tasks or subject areas that are cybersecurity-related in their nature. The following job titles are also likely covered within the subject matter of this program:
- Internal Auditor
- External Auditor
- Fraud Analyst
- Financial Examiner
Organizations participating in this offering will experience the following major benefits:
- Efficiently improve knowledge, skills, and abilities related to day-to-day auditing duties
- Mitigate immediate weaknesses across critical cybersecurity knowledge and skill areas
- Accurately assess and identify potential cyber risk that could have an effect on a company’s financial statements