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IT risk & assurance services

About this topic

These learning resources are designed to help you - whether working in a business or firm - establish and maintain proficiency in the areas of information and data management and analysis; IT risk and assurance services, including service organization controls (SOC) reporting; and information security and privacy, including the growing issue of cybersecurity.

Technology risk: It’s more than cybersecurity

This column discusses the “silent killers” of technology risk that organizations must master to protect their business.

Article IT risk & assurance services Intermediate

SOC 2 Update

This archived webcast summarizes updates in the AICPA’s new guide: Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing...

Webcast Service organizations Foundational

Auditing in the Information Age

​In this archived webcast, we examine real life examples of how to transform the general ledger into an analytical tool and and more.

Webcast Continuous monitoring & governance Foundational

How to Start a SOC Practice

Learn to navigate this emerging area and create a niche practice to help your clients understand the benefits of SOC engagements.

Webcast Service organizations Foundational

Data analytics helps auditors gain deep insight

Technology provides opportunity to test full data sets rather than just samples.

Article Data analytics Foundational

Reimagining Auditing in a Wired World

This paper uses a “blue sky” scenario to describe what future reporting and auditing systems might resemble and discusses how technology could be used to transform...

Report Data analytics Intermediate

Why Predictive Analytics Should Be “A CPA Thing”

This paper explains the value of predictive analytics and explain why CPAs are well positioned to be crucial participants in its adoption.

Report Data management & analytics Foundational

How to use COSO to assess IT controls

This article shows the steps organizations can follow to understand their organization’s IT system and its controls, and assess the effectiveness of those controls.

Article IT controls Intermediate

Embracing the automated audit

Technology is changing the way audits are being performed, with greater access to data but also more data to sort through. Auditors can remain efficient and effective...

Article Data analytics Foundational

From insight to impact - unlocking opportunities in big data: Full report

‘From insight to impact - unlocking opportunities in big data' investigates how leading finance professionals are using data to drive commercial impact.

Report Financial analysis Expert

A CPA’s Approach to Business Solution Implementations

This white paper provides an overview of business solution implementations and the critical role that CPAs can play to help ensure these initiatives are a success.

Report System acquisition, implementation & evaluation Intermediate

Information Integrity

The purpose of this white paper is to define what information integrity means and provide context for it to users, preparers and practitioners.

Report Attestation Foundational