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 New! Recent Trends in IT and Security Audits



In English – ½ day (3.5 CPE) 

This training will be offered on demand, with a minimum of 7 participants registered. The date will be scheduled once the minimum of registrations is reached.​

With the changing cyber threat landscape and the latest trends of advancement in IT, the role of the Internal Audit function (third line of defense) has become much more pronounced in organizations. Internal Audit is helping the board and executive management to better understand the nature of the risks and the controls available to the organization not only through independent assessments, but also through collaboration with the second line of defense in identifying the risk universe.

Accordingly, auditors should keep abreast of the most recent and applicable trends in disruptive technologies. Elements such as increase in cyber crime, cloud computing, IoT, and operational technology require a fresh look at approach and skillset within audit programs.

This 3.5-hour session will enable attendees to better understand the recent trends in IT and cybersecurity and the role of the audit function in addressing the broad spectrum of risks in the digital age. At the end, we will look into the diverse risks in a select sample industry to provide an opportunity for the attendees to engage in an interactive discussion.

Session highlights:

Participants will walk away with:

  • An understanding of the most recent trends in IT and cybersecurity affecting the audit practice
  • Knowledge of Internal Audit’s role in addressing the related risks
  • First hand and real world examples of the risks and how Internal Audit function has helped address those risks in various organizations and industries​
S​peaker Profile: 

Seyed-Hejazi.jpgSeyed Hejazi is a Director in RSM Canada’s Security and Privacy Risk practice. Having more than 15 years of experience in Cybersecurity and Information Technology, Seyed possesses deep knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy risks, governance models, frameworks, technologies, and leading practices. Seyed’s knowledge of security operations, cyber threat intelligence, incident handling, digital forensics, and the cybersecurity related regulations has enabled him to help organizations transform their cybersecurity practices by leveraging the appropriate combination of people, processes, and technologies to protect confidentiality, preserve integrity and promote availability of information and IT assets. Seyed teaches “Cyber Security Program Design” and “Cyber Security Incident Management” courses at the University of Toronto. These courses prepare the learners to apply industry leading practices and standards to development and management of Cyber Security programs. Seyed holds a Master’s degree and the following industry designations:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

  • GIAC Reverse Engineer Malware (GREM)

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)


Member : 150$ + tx | Non-member : 225$ + tx.

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A minimum of 7 participants is needed to confirm the date.​