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  • audit

    Unmasking Shadow IT: How to Limit the Dangers

    In our latest infosheet, we take a closer look at why employees use shadow IT, the dangers of shadow IT, and how to limit the use of shadow IT within your organization.

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    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • data privacy

    The Vendor Management Lifecyle

    The number of data breaches attributed to third parties increases significantly each year; however, many companies are doing little to protect their organizations’ valuable data from a third-party breach. Download this free whitepaper below:

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    • Category:Data Privacy

  • data analytics

    Five Common Pitfalls of Data Analytics

    Focal Point's Data Analytics team addresses the five most common pitfalls that limit the effectiveness of data analytics within internal audit. These include:

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    • Category:Data Analytics

  • data privacy

    HIPAA in the News: Case Studies

    Focal Point's HIPAA compliance experts are bringing you summaries of recent, notable events in the world of HIPAA regulations.

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    • Category:Data Privacy

  • data privacy

    HIPAA in the News: Audit Protocol 2.0

    In this edition of HIPAA in the News, Focal Point's Data Privacy experts summarize key changes in the newly released HIPAA audit protocol. This piece takes a look at:

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    • Category:Data Privacy

  • cyber security

    Insights into PCI DSS v3.2

    Our PCI Compliance experts carefully reviewed the clarifications, evolving requirements, and new guidance in the newly released Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) v3.2 and summarized key updates for consideration.

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    • Category:Cyber Security

  • audit

    Insights from the 2016 FASB Accounting Standards Updates

    Our Financial Advisory Services and Internal Audit teams took a close look at the recent Accounting Standards Updates (ASU) released by FASB and put together a list of key findings and dates from this research.

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    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • audit

    Insights on PCAOB’s Inspection Reports

    Our Internal Audit team took a careful look at the PCAOB’s recent reports and staff inspection briefs and put together several tips on how to address their key findings from these reports. The areas our team focused on include:

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    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • cyber security

    Ask the Experts: Password Security

    Our Cyber Security team put together a few answers to key questions about password security and best practices.

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    • Category:Cyber Security

  • cyber security

    The CAE Guide to Penetration Testing

    “The CAE Guide to Penetration Testing” is a brief guide designed to assist CAEs in becoming more involved in the penetration testing process.

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    • Category:Cyber Security