Are IT General Controls Failures a Big Deal?

Have you ever been invited to a meeting where the IT auditors have identified an IT control failure and everyone is running around like the sky is falling. How is that one IT control failure can cause so much havoc?…

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PCI 4.0 Update

As many are aware, the PCI Council (the organization that publishes the PCI Data Security Standard), has been working on the next iteration of the PCI DSS, version 4.0.  This version will replace the current version, 3.2.1.  As version 3.2…

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Utilizing Domo for Internal Audit

Over the last decade, data analytics has helped many internal audit organizations greatly improve the quality, depth, and coverage of their work all while keeping operating costs relatively flat.  Analytics can be utilized during the planning process by assessing risk…

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The Dangers of Cattle in a Containerized Environment

The Dangers of Cattle in a Containerized Environment The growth of popularity of containerized, micro-services environments has arguably pushed us into a new age of computerization. Once we used to set up physical computers in physical data centers and configure…

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Analytics Deep Dive Utilizing Payment Data

In our previous post, we outlined how an Internal Audit department could utilize an analytical approach for their audits, the challenges encountered with starting an analytics program, and how the Cadence Analytical Framework could be leveraged in getting your analytics…

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Internal Audit – Kicking the (virtual) tires

My best friend ran a car dealership for years and he observed that customers almost never bought a car without thoroughly inspecting and driving the vehicle. This makes sense. When making a purchase as large and expensive as a car,…

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How to Automate your SOC 2 Audit

Whether you have been asked for a SOC 2 report or issued your first or recurring report – the verdict is clear. While providing a means of assessing and addressing risks related to the AICPA Trust Services Criteria for Security,…

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How To Keep Your Business Up and Running When Disaster Strikes

Join Tyler Rasmussen (IT Senior Manager at the Cadence Group) on September 17, 2020 at 9:00 am MST via video conference as he addresses the essential items that you need to be considering for your organization’s Business Continuity (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plans…

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PCI – Impact of Working from Home

It goes without saying that the outbreak of COVID-19 has had numerous impacts on “business as usual.” The growing adoption of work from home (WFH) during the pandemic has introduced unique challenges to many organizations’ IT footprint. This new IT…

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