Protiviti’s Third Annual IT Audit Benchmark Survey

January 21, 2014

Protiviti’s third annual IT Audit Benchmark survey (which you can download HERE) shows organizations continue to challenge IT Audit to address continually changing business needs including cybersecurity and IT governance.

Here is a brief summary of the results:

IT challenges – from controls and infrastructure to cybersecurity – are top-of-mind for organizations today. It’s critical to have a strong IT security framework in place, and by extension, a strong IT audit function. Yet the results of Protiviti’s latest IT audit benchmarking study show that organizations have significant room for improvement in their IT audit practices to ensure an available, secure and efficient IT environment.

Key findings from our study show that:

  • Data security is of paramount concern.
  • Organizations are not gaining the audit coverage they need.
  • There remain major shortcomings in IT audit risk assessments.

More organizations are implementing strong IT governance programs and practices.

What are our company’s IT audit challenges and plans for 2014?