Internal auditors in India have done well with implementing technology and with harmonising standards with global guidance, says Jenitha John, senior vice chairwoman of The IIA's global board of directors. In this Q&A, John also addresses a talent shortage in the industry and a need for internal auditors to learn from corporate failures.
Systems thinking, a form of analysis that looks at how parts of a system connect and how smaller systems operate within a bigger system, helps internal auditors assess risk, Hisham Abu-Nabaa, an executive director at Sidra Medicine, said at an IIA Qatar workshop. Data analytics also plays a role, letting compliance professionals "generate the insights and metrics needed to address fraud and compliance-related challenges", Abu-Nabaa said.
The European Central Bank's 2019 Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process found only 13% of 109 banks inspected deserved a high score for management of operational risk. For internal governance, 82% of banks received a low score, a poorer result than in 2018.
Radioactive water in storage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant can safely and effectively be disposed of by being slowly released into the ocean, says a draft report from a Japanese government panel. The government is expected to discuss additional details on the proposed controlled release, including how and where it should occur, in the weeks to come.
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The EU is introducing its latest anti-money-laundering directive, which covers banks, financial-technology companies, trade finance, gambling establishments and other matters. The directive calls for extra vetting of transactions involving countries designated as high risk.
The European Central Bank and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority are testing banks' risk-data compliance with Basel Committee on Banking Supervision standards by conducting surprise fire drills to test regulatory reporting under duress.
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Crown Resorts founder James Packer (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Money laundering and organised crime are among the allegations regarding Crown Resorts' suitability to continue as a casino operator, according to an inquiry underway in Australia. A counsel has suggested Crown Resorts might have violated its casino licence by publicly announcing the sale of shares to Melco International before telling authorities.
Japanese lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto has been indicted on another bribery charge, accused of receiving 3.55 million yen in payments and benefits from Chinese gambling company 500.com in return for favourable treatment. Akimoto already has been accused of obtaining 3.76 million yen in perks from 500.com.
First-hand Accounts of Adapting to Agile Audits.
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Japan is considering emergency cybersecurity measures for this summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games that would include training for local governments. Transportation and public infrastructure is of special concern, and businesses will be urged not to share personal information on Wi-Fi, as well as to quickly report possible attacks.
A major Canadian military contractor, Bird Construction of Toronto, has been hit in a ransomware attack by hacking group MAZE. A security researcher says the group has published some of the 60 gigabytes of data it claims to have stolen from the company, which in recent years has landed contracts with the Canadian government worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Human trafficking and slavery: Internal audit's role in transparency
Coordinating suppliers, manufacturers, transporters and distributors to deliver a finished product to consumers is never easy. When that supply chain includes third or fourth parties on the other side of the world who may be engaged in illegal activities, such as using slave or trafficked labor, ineffective controls heighten the risk to organizations and serve as a clarion call for internal audit. Free download for members.
A conversation on an evolving profession
IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers reflects on internal audit's progress over the past decade and explains how practitioners can best position themselves for success in the 2020s with Anne Millage, editor in chief of Internal Auditor magazine. Watch Part 1 of this two-part video series.
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