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Enterprise Risk as part of the “New Normal”

Recently Rausch’s Managing Partner interviewed the following influential Audit leaders in Enterprise Risk on the topic Enterprise Risk as part of the “New Normal.


As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, as leadership we need to assess Enterprise Risk as part of the “New Normal”. Companies need to re-examine and establish the governance of operations in the “new normal”. This must also become a top priority for GRC programs and organizational resilience. Enterprise Risk Management will need to adapt to pandemic-driven changes in external factors such as: supply chain restructuring, customer preferences, competitive dynamics, economic incentives, and geo-political pressures. Internal factors such as: new safety, sanitation and hygiene procedures, remote working capabilities, enhanced information security and new human resource demands must also be considered. Organizations must re-examine their entire risk universe and risk appetite. Executive leadership must also enable more frequent, data-driven communications from their risk management and operational management teams to ensure a raised level of organizational resilience.

  • Paul Sobel, Chairman At COSO – Committee Of Sponsoring Organizations
  • Alicia Wilson, Chief Audit Officer At Southwire
  • Ramzi Kanso, Vice President & Chief Audit Officer At Panasonic USA
  • Rick Machold, Former Chief Audit Executive Global Payments
  • Pierre Dait, Principal Internal Governance Controls At Rausch Advisory Services

Ransomware Defense – Internal Audits Role

Rausch’s Managing Partner recently presented on “Ransomware Defense – Internal Audit’s 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:

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:


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:

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.

A presentation from the session can be viewed and downloaded here, Download the Rausch Presentation Below:

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 cholarship 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’ Scott Dwyer and Michael Lisenby discussed recent third party breaches and internal audits role in risk mitigation from these emerging threats.

Download the presentation here