Although companies continue to increase their investments in and dependency on IT resources, many are not doing enough to protect themselves, according to a new survey from global consulting firm Protiviti.
The firm's 2012 IT Audit Benchmarking Survey, which also reveals the top 10 technology challenges businesses face, finds that a significant number of organizations do not conduct any type of IT audit risk assessment, and a considerable number of companies that do conduct assessments have critical gaps in their IT audit capabilities.
Protiviti's second edition of the IT Audit Benchmarking Survey analyzes some of the underlying IT audit trends and gaps evident in organizations today.
"There's no question that IT risks can affect the bottom line,” said Brian Christensen, Protiviti's executive vice president of global internal audit. “To succeed in today's business environment, it's absolutely critical for organizations to understand and manage IT risks that emerge with the rapidly escalating use of technology, and the best way to do that is with well-planned IT audit strategies and activities."
Further information is available at www.protiviti.com.