Wed, Jul 12, 2023


The following tools were published on KnowledgeLeader this week:

Treasury Review Audit Report

This tool contains five sample audit reports that focus on opportunities for process improvement through interviews with treasury personnel, observations and limited transaction testing. 

IT Third-Party Management Policy

This IT Third-Party Management Policy is designed to help organizations establish requirements for managing the risk associated with vendor relationships. According to this policy, IT contracts must follow the contract selection, approval and renewal policies defined in the finance policy manual.

Enterprise Incident Response Policy

This tool includes three sample policies that can be used by organizations to develop a consistent process for responding to and recovering from security incidents. Although the approach to all incidents is similar, the actual steps taken to address specific incidents may differ depending on the actual nature of the incident.

Employee Stock Option Termination Policy

This sample policy outlines procedures for terminated employees to exercise vested options. In this sample, terminated employees must exercise vested options within 30 days of their termination date or they will automatically be canceled. 

Data Center Review Audit Work Program

This sample document contains two work programs that outline general steps organizations should take during a data center review audit to help determine whether information resources are protected against unauthorized access and environmental hazards.

Project Management Office Governance Guide

The objective of the project management governance committee is to enable successful implementation and to ensure alignment with key strategic initiatives. This document provides a guide to further understanding and standardizing the objectives, structure and operating principles of a PMO governance committee.

Control Gap Remediation Methodology Training Guide

A control gap occurs when a control does not exist, does not effectively mitigate a risk or is not operating effectively. Control gaps can relate to the design effectiveness of operating effectiveness of the control. This guide provides SOX project teams with the steps they need to take to identify control gaps and implement a remediation action plan.


KnowledgeLeader has also published several publications this week.

Is Apple’s Vision Pro a Gamechanger That Will Mainstream the Metaverse? Tech Experts Weigh in

In this article, experts weigh in on Apple’s Vision Pro virtual reality headset, how it fits in a metaverse future, and its promise for AR, VR and spatial computing. 

Defense Is the Best Offense: The Evolving Role of Cybersecurity Blue Teams and the Impact of Soar Technologies

This article accentuates the tactical implementation of cyber defense mechanisms to augment an organization’s capacity to detect and react to emerging threats. 

Who Audits Public Companies – 2023 Edition

Audit firms are constantly competing to obtain public company clients. In this article, Audit Analytics takes a closer look at the annual market share analysis of auditor engagements for public companies as of May 14, 2023. 

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