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IT Essentials for Audit Committee - Online Classroom

Your Competitive Advantage

Audit Committees typically cover a complex range of topic areas, not just the financials. Audit committee members need to examine their competencies as an effective team, and also as individuals. Each member needs to assess whether they have the knowledge, experience, dedication, and time to perform the job effectively. This includes a knowledge of information and communication technology and Cyber risks.

Looking at some of the inherent and growing information technology and cyber risks that now exist in the business world, we must ask whether audit committee members, individually and as a team, have a sufficient understanding of:

·         their governance responsibilities in respect to cyber oversight.

·         the information technology investment of the organisation, including major projects.

·         the organisation’s business i.e., not only how it achieves its financial and operational objectives, but also how it manages the enabling IT infrastructure that allows the business to operate now and in the future.

·         the more significant risks to the company’s information technology, its business, and its reputation.

·         the industry’s legal and regulatory framework impacting IT and cybersecurity.

·         how to ask the right questions from executive and management engaged in IT, and to assess the adequacy of the answers obtained.

·         that the IT internal audit program is comprehensive and targeted, utilises effective methodologies, and that those undertaking independent reviews are sufficiently qualified, experienced, capable and reliable.


This short course will provide a comprehensive and innovative grounding in the fundamentals of Audit Committee oversight of IT and Cyber risks. Aimed squarely for members of Audit and Risk Committees who may not have a deep background in IT, this course will provide a practical and understandable framework that can be readily understood and immediately applied to their Audit Committee role.

No prior background in information and communication technology is required. Our starting point is that the course will assist each Audit Committee member – include the Chair - apply their own existing skills and knowledge to effective governance scrutiny; and be able to ‘ask the right questions and get the right answers’.

The course takes an integrated risk and controls-based approach to IT audit assurance coverage; covering IT governance, application and general IT controls (including IT projects), IT resilience and recovery, data protection, IT operations, and cybersecurity, new and emerging technologies and risks, and the IT audit program.

Presenter: Barry Munns PFIIA, Chief Audit Executive

Barry's career has largely involved delivering performance audit, risk management, and corruption prevention and investigation services as the Chief Internal Auditor and Chief Risk Officer for several large commercial and service-based government organizations and their subsidiaries, across the Commonwealth, state and local government sectors. Barry is currently CAE of a public sector agency, and also an independent member of a NSW Council's Audit Risk and Improvement Committee. He is the former Chair of the IIA-Australia Membership Committee and is a member of the IIA's Professional Responsibilities and Ethics Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Business, Master of Management and Master of Commerce (Information Systems), and is a CISA, CISSP and PFIIA.

Online Classroom:  The content delivered for IIA-Australia training programs in the online classroom format is the same as what would be delivered face-to-face.

This one-day training program will be delivered in two 3 hour lessons (10:30am - 01:30pm AEDT) on 23, 24 Feb using Zoom. Registrations will be strictly limited to 12 participants to allow maximum interaction in the online environment.

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Wednesday, 23 February 2022 to Thursday, 24 February 2022
Online Classroom


Overseas Member (ex GST)
Overseas Non-Member (ex GST)

Duration and CPE
2 x 3 Hours, 6.00 hours
For more information please contact Emran Hossain
+61 02 9267 9155