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Ransomware Defense –  Internal Audits Role

Rausch’s Managing Partner recently presented on “Ransomware Defense – Internal Audit Role” to over 200 IT Auditors via a BrightTalk webinar. With VPNs in high demand at the moment as COVID-19 forces home working, ransomware attacks are increasing. It has also been reported that a spike in ransomware attacks are trying to take advantage of vulnerable healthcare organizations already under extreme pressure dealing with infected patients. Poorly configured systems can not only cost organizations financially and reputationally but now could cost lives! IT Audit has an important role in this fight! You can listen to it by clicking the link below and understand what you should be doing as an auditor to defend your environment from Ransomware. 

Spear Phishing and Ransomware

Rausch’s Managing Partner is featured in New Horizons Magazine. New Horizons Magazine is dedicated to the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA). Mike has spoken at the AHIA conference several times as a featured speaker. The article can be viewed and downloaded here:

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Atlanta Business Chronicle Data Breach Interview

The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently interviewed Rausch’s Managing Partner Michael Lisenby for the article “Internal audit sees more focus on data breach risks”. This article and the entire Internal Audit Industry Focus section can be viewed here:

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“Held Hostage” – Internal Auditor Magazine

Rausch’s Managing Partner was recently interviewed by Internal Auditor Magazine. Mike shared his insights on Ransomware and Internal Audits role regarding the growing threats. Mike has spoken nationally on topics covering Cybersecurity, Spear Phishing, Ransomeware, the art of ethical hacking, IT Audit, Governance risk and Compliance and emerging IT trends. The article can be viewed and downloaded here:

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Rausch Advisory Services held another Execuritve learning series event on March 29, 2018. The topic discussed was the EU General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR is one of the biggest changes in regulation of data protection and privacy that was effective on 25th May, 2018. GDPR’s intent is to ensure that organizations are including “privacy by design” in their security strategies and making them more accountable to their customers. The goal of the upcoming executive panel discussion is to help educate the attendees on the requirements laid out by GDPR and to consider the steps that are necessary towards compliance.

The event featured a panel discussion of industry leading experts. The group of panelists represented Information Security, Legal, Risk Compliance, Internal Audit and Finance. The panel gave their perspectives on GDPR and helped to provide education and advice through their experience.

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Rausch Presents on Continuous Controls monitoring

Rausch Advisory Services’ Wylie Roberts recently spoke at the IIA & ISACA joint session in Atlanta GA.

Wylie Roberts, Principal from Rausch Advisory Services presented a few recent case studies on Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) and how the future of Internal Audit is changing.

As a quick overview, most finance and audit executives are aware of CCM and the benefits of such programs, yet very few organizations have implemented these cost savings and prevention techniques. CCM can provide assurance to senior management and process owners in real-time that the enterprise is continuously aware of its key risks, is highlighting revenue leakage opportunities and potential breaches in compliance. The case study presented by Rausch Advisory Services will highlight these techniques that were deployed and generated significant Return on Investment for the clients.

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Rausch Advisory Services Announces Scholarship for future Internal Auditors

Rausch is pleased to announce that as part of our commitment to supporting the Internal Audit profession, we have committed to a 5-year scholarship fund at Kennesaw State University.

The Rausch scholarship is awarded annually to two students within the School of Accountancy that are enrolled in the Internal Audit program.

As part of our continued commitment to education, Rausch is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Rausch Presented at the AHIA Southeastern Regional Seminar
Topic: Auditing Vendor Third-Party Risk

In this session Rausch Advisory Services’ Pierre Dait and Michael Lisenby discussed recent cyber security / third party breaches and internal audits role in risk mitigation from these emerging threats.

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