Working at the speed of change - elevating the capabilities of Internal Audit to meet emerging risks - Webcast replay


This recorded webcast discusses how organizations can elevate their internal technology audit functions to the high levels demanded of all key stakeholders and increase their ability to meet the increasing challenges of emerging technology risks.

Achieving excellence: Cybermetrics - What directors need to know (Audit Committee Excellence Series)


This edition addresses key considerations related to assessing what cybermetric information directors should be receiving. Cybermetrics are the information and statistics about digital data and IT systems that are used to provide effective oversight of IT risks and strategy. Also, the report addresses the importance of focusing on cybermetrics in a holistic manner because of the interrelationship between IT risks, strategy and operations; baseline cybermetrics that the board must know.

Cloud computing


It’s all about the cloud these days. Are you clear on the accounting, or is there a chance for stormy weather? Watch here to learn more.

Providing Cyber Security Services to the Public Sector


The annual PwC Global State of Information Security® surveyed more than 9,700 security, IT and business executives found that the total number of security incidents detected by respondents climbed to 42.8 million this year, an increase of 48% since 2013. It is imperative that in today’s world of distributed computing and outsourced technologies, businesses and government partners continue to assess their security posture and seek more active ways to defend networks.

Outside the box, inside the lines: Leveraging ethics and compliance to boost tech sector innovation and growth


In a time of heightened risk and increased scrutiny over regulatory compliance, a dedicated Ethics and Compliance function can be an asset to tech companies, while supporting their strategic agendas. By empowering an Ethics and Compliance function, and a proactive approach, technology companies can promote collaboration and integration, boost process efficiency, reduce gaps and redundancies, and proactively deal with the compliance implications inherent in new products, new geographies, and other business changes.

Key findings from the 2015 US State of Cybercrime Survey


Cybersecurity incidents are not only increasing in number, they are also becoming progressively destructive and target a broadening array of information and attack vectors.

No agent left behind: How insurers can rally support for tech upgrades


Insurers are upgrading their technology to support more complex products, lower operating costs, and get closer to their customers. But they can do more harm than good when they make changes that alienate their independent agents. We’ve identified five steps that can help insurers engage agents early and create a transition plan that meets agents’ needs—converting these important stakeholders into enthusiastic advocates.

Enabling performance through advanced monitoring and testing activities - An outsourced managed monitoring and testing solution


Companies today need speed, agility, and adaptability to keep up with rapidly changing technologies, evolving customer needs, increasingly globalized businesses, intensifying regulatory pressures and fast-shifting business models. Continuous monitoring and testing is designed to give management day-to-day assurance into the company’s controls and compliance environment. Learn more about the benefits of pursuing an advanced managed monitoring and testing solution in PwC’s report.

Less is more: Leaner, integrated IT platforms for the new capital markets arena


Most sell-side financial institutions have sacrificed a coherent IT architecture in favor of speed to market. However, can a firm justify a growing web of applications, tangled in expensive interfaces, now that it’s easier to untangle the mess? In this report, we identify leading application features that can help firms shift to simpler, more integrated IT platforms. We analyze these features across critical functional areas and show how IT executives can make the business case for change.

In depth: Cloud computing fees - FASB issues guidance on customer accounting


FASB issues final standard on a customer's accounting for fees paid in a cloud computing arrangement.