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 Data Analytics, Ethics, and Ransomware

Chapter Event
4/24/2020 8:15 AM
4/24/2020 3:00 PM
Sunbridge Hotel & Conference Centre Kitchener, 30 Fairway Road South, Kitchener | Canada - Ontario
NOTE: EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A FUTURE DATE

OVERVIEW
The full day session in Kitchener is an opportunity to network and enhance your understanding on the following hot topics:

•         Capitalizing Data for Data Analytics 
•         Decoding Ethics in the Digital Age – 2020 Edition
•         Ransomware: How Prepared is Your Organization

DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS

Capitalizing Data for Data Analytics 
Data analytics can play an important role in elevating the capabilities of an internal audit function. In organizations today, there is a wealth of data available that can be a double edged sword as internal audit functions struggle to identify how to best navigate and capitalize the data to drive invaluable insights, provide greater assurance, and transform traditional audit techniques. In this session, we will discuss practical steps, supplemented by real-life examples, on how internal audit functions can successfully overcome this challenge.

SPEAKER: Michael Kostanecki, Protiviti

Michael Kostanecki is an Associate Director at Protiviti with over 12 years of consulting experience with a focus in IT Audit specializing in Data Analytics. This includes experience with various Data Analytics and reporting tools such as Tableau, ACL Analytics, CaseWare IDEA, MS Access, Cognos, and Power BI with a background in SQL scripting and report design. He has a strong background in IT, Cybersecurity and Internal Audit working with clients in various industries including Financial Services, Energy & Utilities, and Manufacturing.

Decoding Ethics in the Digital Age – 2020 Edition
Unquestionably, technology – much of which we can only imagine today – play a pivotal role in our lives. New technologies inevitably bring new opportunities and new challenges. It’s a whole makeover in the way we work, live and relate to one another, affecting entire industries and economies, and even challenging our notion of what it means to be human, ethical internal auditors.  When faced with a challenging technological-ethical dilemma, internal auditors are expected to respond proactively and demonstrate ethical leadership on the use of technology which may involve issues of privacy, security, consent, recognizing potential impact of technology, both positive and negative to begin with.

With a boost in numerous technological enhancements largely impacting our ethical landscape as internal audit professionals, how can we work meticulously towards ensuring that our code of the past not only catches up but exceeds the technological risks of the future?

This session will:
Summarize mandatory components of IIA Code of Ethics
Provide a framework that can be used to assess advanced ethical dilemmas
Highlight, using modern examples, how to apply an modern day ethics experienced by internal audit professionals

This session meets the new requirement for an IIA-certified individual to complete a minimum of 2 CPE credit hours. The requirement applies to all IIA certifications and qualifications, including CIA, CRMA, CCSA, CGAP, CFSA, CPEA, CPSA, and QIAL.

SPEAKER: Vera Chefranova, Protiviti

Vera Chefranova is an Associate Director at Protiviti with internal audit and accounting advisory practice. Prior to joining Protiviti Vera spent over 10 years in KPMG public accounting practice, overseeing external audits of multinational public and private companies. Vera offers technical expertise in financial reporting and accounting, internal controls over financial reporting and SOX. She has served clients in a variety of industries including mining and metals, energy, manufacturing and consumer goods.

Ransomeware:  How Prepared Is Your Organization?
In a recent survey of Canadian organizations, conducted by US based research firm, Carbon Black, 88% of organizations experienced a data breach with ransomware accounting for 14% of those breaches. With the increasing number of high profile attacks, many organizations are reviewing their protections against ransomware and other cybersecurity threats. Is your internal audit function ready to help your organization in the continuous battle of managing cyber threats? In this session, we will use case studies / desktop exercises to highlight best practices internal auditors can leverage to support their organization to appropriately manage their response to ransomware and other cybersecurity threats.

SPEAKER: Michael Kostanecki, Protiviti

Michael Kostanecki is an Associate Director at Protiviti with over 12 years of consulting experience with a focus in IT Audit specializing in Data Analytics. This includes experience with various Data Analytics and reporting tools such as Tableau, ACL Analytics, CaseWare IDEA, MS Access, Cognos, and Power BI with a background in SQL scripting and report design. He has a strong background in IT, Cybersecurity and Internal Audit working with clients in various industries including Financial Services, Energy & Utilities, and Manufacturing.

This is your opportunity to learn more about practical applying each topic to your role and organization, while actively networking with your Southwestern Ontario peers.  A full day of timely topics – one not to be missed!
All attendees are encouraged to ask questions to be addressed by the facilitators. 

Registration

As space is limited, please pre-register on-line at the website noted below. Late registrations may not be accommodated due to space limitations.  Substitutions are welcome.   

To register online, please visit the event website: https://na.eventscloud.com/530546
Phone: 905-508-5716
Email: administrator@iia-toronto.org

Agenda

Registration, Light Breakfast And Networking: 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Presentations: 9 a.m – 3 p.m.
A networking lunch is included

Venue

Sunbridge Hotel & Conference Centre Kitchener
30 Fairway Road South
Kitchener, Ontario

Cost

Early Bird IIA Members (until April 1, 2020) - $199.99 (Plus HST)
IIA Members - $250.00 (Plus HST)
Non-Members - $295.00 (Plus HST)

CPE:  6.0 credits

Register Early! Late registrations may not be accommodated due to space limitations. Substitutions are welcome. All prices are subject to HST

There is a cancellation policy in effect.