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IT assurance

Ensure the reliability, integrity and security of key IT systems

IT assurance

The current business environment is one of increased IT security threats, changing legislative requirements, and pressure from IT consumers, both internal and external, for 24/7 access to the latest in technology. 

This makes it increasingly challenging to maintain the ongoing integrity, confidentiality and availability of information.

The role of IT assurance is to identify and assess whether controls are in place to effectively manage the key areas of IT risk to the organisation. A well designed IT control framework is of limited benefit if it's not operating as intended, so assessing the working effectiveness of IT controls is a critical part of the risk management process.

Our team provides a wide range of services focussed on the assessment of the effectiveness of control design and operation, from benchmarking reviews to specific assessments of controls over emerging risk areas such as cloud computing and mobile device management.

Ultimately, we provide our clients with the comfort that IT risks in their organisation are being appropriately managed, and that the investment in IT controls represents an effective use of resources.

Services:

Benchmark assessments

 

We use global, benchmarked data to assess technology risk management functions and processes against recognised good practice and industry peers and to advise on improvements.

Technology risk framework and management

 

We establish technology risk management frameworks, including control rationalisation, design and implementation of controls, and use of tools to manage the efficient delivery of technology risk management.

Process improvement

 

We recommend process improvements to technology risk functions, ranging from incremental enhancements to existing processes through to large-scale change.

Internal Audits

 

We provide technology advice across a broad spectrum of platforms and applications and deliver on internal audit risk assessments and audit plans.

Our specialists address general computer controls, ERP and other application control configurations, segregation of duties assessments, information security, pre- and post-implementation reviews, database and network audits and advanced and emerging technologies, such as cloud computing, social media and mobile device management.

Our approach is founded on providing assurance and advice over "what must go right". This is significantly influenced by factors within our clients' industry. We team according to industry so that our people truly understand the risks, issues and opportunities inherent for our clients, allowing them to provide genuine points of view and insight across Energy and Resources, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Public Sector, Consumer Business and Transport and Financial Services.

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Liz Brown Liz Brown
Lead Partner
Tel: +61 2 9322 5372
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George Stathos   Craig Mitchell
George Stathos   Craig Mitchell

 

Thought leadership

  • The Deloitte CIO Survey – Applying the Internal Audit Lens
    Insights, January 2014 | 36 pages
  • Planning ahead: Hot topics facing organisations in IT Internal Audit
    Deloitte UK report, April 2013 | 8 pages
  • Financial Services: Heads of IT Risk Survey 2013
    Deloitte survey, July 2013 | 24 pages
  • IT risks and security challenges
    A series of Deloitte perspectives as published in the Wall Street Journal

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