Audit World News

Date Published:Monday, October 3, 2016
It's hard to believe that we are about to enter the final quarter of 2016. October 1st will once again mark the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Throughout October you will likely see multiple messages from technology and security professionals on ways you can protect yourself and the University in one of our biggest risk areas--IT security. To get a headstart on National...
Date Published:Thursday, September 1, 2016
After nearly 12 years at UNC Charlotte, Tom York, chief audit officer and director of the Internal Audit Department, is retiring from his second career. York arrived on campus after spending 27 years in the U.S. Army, where he achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. “My first assignment was as a member of the Army ROTC Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky,” said York. He would later serve as a...
Date Published:Monday, August 1, 2016
Case in Point: Lessons for the pro-active manager July 2016 Vol. 8 No. 7 Quotable...
Date Published:Friday, July 22, 2016
This article highlights the importance of change management and testing in IT. 10B or not 10B, that is the question A programming blunder in its reporting software has led to Citigroup being fined $7m (£5m). According to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), that error [PDF] resulted in the financial regulator being sent incomplete "blue sheet" information for a remarkable...
Date Published:Friday, July 1, 2016
Last month we paused our review of 2015 to focus on the Title IX concerns at Baylor. We now return to our prior year review with our final category: Campus Life. Campus Life typically contains more general stories about risks we encounter on campus. The majority of stories in this category relate closely to students and campus environment/culture. This category can help us recognize trends and...
Date Published:Tuesday, June 7, 2016
COLUMBIA — A former administrative assistant with the Southwest Research Center in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, a unit of MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, pleaded guiltyMonday to embezzling more than $700,000 from the university. Carla Rathmann, 54, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty to one count each of mail fraud and credit card fraud. Rathmann was...
Date Published:Thursday, April 28, 2016
Posted on 06/01/2015, by: Steve Hoffman The Tax Translator Organizations are increasingly moving away from the traditional employee model and implementing independent contractor models for some aspects of their business to reduce their direct labor costs without sacrificing productivity, or efficiency. However, implementing an independent contractor model is not without risk and, given the...
Date Published:Thursday, March 31, 2016
Quotable... “Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times”  -- John Gerzema...
Date Published:Tuesday, March 1, 2016
  A recent cyberattack at the California state university highlights how the combination of vast quantities of personal information and lax online security have made educational institutions attractive targets for hackers. By Henry Gass, Staff writer The San Francisco Bay area university said on Friday that there is no evidence any information has been stolen, but that it...
Date Published:Thursday, October 15, 2015
What Your Facebook Likes Say About You by Christina DesMarais Think your Facebook Likes are just a fun diversion? You might be dismayed to know how telling they can be. Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the U.K.recently conducted a study in which they looked at Facebook Likes and demographic data volunteered from more than 58,000 Facebook users. It turns out...