Mountain and Plains Intergovernmental Audit Forum

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

MPIAF Learning Objectives

 

 "CREDIBILITY, CHOICES, AND CHANGE” - The Honorable John Roth

 

·         Credibility—professional standards, independence, ethics

·         Choices—annual performance planning, risk-based, flexible, nontraditional where appropriate

·         Change--Audit reports; Management alerts; Verifications reviews; Inspections; Blended teams of investigators/auditors, auditors/inspectors

 

“PANEL SESSION:  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITING, CRITERIA, AND TOOLS”

 

Matt Devlin

 

·         Role and mission of the Colorado Office of the State Auditor

·         Types of audits performed

·         Office of the State Auditor’s IT audit function

·         Other IT and Information Security Organizations in the State of Colorado

 

Rhonda Plantenga

 

·         Learn about BKD and its role as a public accounting firm

 

Angela Thorpe

 

·         Mission for Cybersecurity at the Air Force Academy

·         Cybersecurity perspective on auditing and compliance

·         Innovations and Cybersecurity Challenges

 

“GAO’S HIGH RISK LIST: THE WHO, THE HOW, AND THE WHY” – Bill Reinsberg

 

·         Why was the High Risk Program needed and what is it                                                                    

·         What are the Benefits of the Program

 

“PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL INTEGRITY – DO THEY MATTER TO AUDITORS?” - Brigadier General Malham Wakin

 

·         What do we mean when we say “I can’t do that?”

·         What is professional integrity?

·        Does the auditor have analogous codes to support professional practices?

“DAMAGE CONTROL IN A HACK CRAZED WORLD” - David Ashley

 

·         History of Data Breaches

·         Law of the Land

·         Shiny New Things / New Technologies (Criminals at the Gates)

·         Current Threat Landscape

·         Planning for a Hack Attack

·         IT Security Breach DR Best Practices

·         Questions Management Should Ask

 

“LAW ENFORCEMENT PERFORMANCE AUDITING: DPD POLICE RESPONSE AND DSD JAIL OPERATIONS” - Marcus Garrett, Rudy Lopez, Kelsey Yamasaki

 

·         Growing interest in law enforcement transparency and accountability

·         Role and oversight responsibility of auditors in the area of law enforcement and criminal justice

·         Integrating traditional auditing and data analysis

 

“HOW FUTURIST THINKING CAN HELP AUDITING” - Sam S. Atkinson

 

·         Changing Technology, Changing Ways

·         Changing Issues, Changing Audits

·         Changing Threats, Changing Security

·         Audit Impact on Policy, Laws, & Regulations

 

“CYBERSECURITY” – Dawn Roth Lindell

 

·         To share current cyber security threat vectors, vulnerabilities that are frequently exploited, and mitigation strategies to improve cyber security.

 

“GAO’S GREEN BOOK AND COSO STANDARDS” - Eric H. Holbrook

 

·         Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of internal control based on the 2014 Green Book.

·         Describe the five components of internal control and the principles and critical concepts for each component.

·         Apply internal control concepts to the audit engagement process using the Green Book.

 

“WORKING WELL WITH AUDITEES: STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION” - Jenny Atchley, Nina Frant

 

·         Maintain productive auditee relationships

·         Communicate effectively with agencies throughout the audit process

·        Teach newer audit staff these skills

“REGIONAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK” – Dr. Martin Shields

 

·         Recent Economic Trends

·         Emerging Issues

·         Oil Price Impact, Unemployment, Interest Rates and Housing

 

“GAO’S FRAUD RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK” – Steve Lord, Linda Miller

 

·         Why is Fraud Risk Important

·         Development of the GAO Framework

·         How to Assess Fraud Risk

 

“HOW TO BUILD A TEAM THAT WORKS WITHOUT YOU” - Bryan J. Dodge

 

·         Understand the most important element in creating Loyalty

·         Learn keys to proper self-talk to build self esteem and self worth

·         Apply the 9 keys that build trust

·        Be skilled at creating chemistry

MPIAF Learning Objectives (print-friendly version)

Final Agenda

Presentations

Tuesday, September 1
Credibility, Choices, and Change_Roth
Panel Session: Information Technology Auditing, Criteria, and Tools_Devlin
Panel Session: Information Technology Auditing, Criteria, and Tools_Plantgenga
Panel Session: Information Technology Auditing, Criteria, and Tools_Thorpe
GAO's High Risk List: The Who, The How, and the Why_Reinsberg
Damage Control in a Hack Crazed World_Ashley
Law Enforcement Performance Auditing: DPD Police Response and DSD Jail Operations_Garrett, Lopez and Yamasaki

Wednesday, September 2
How Futurist Thinking Can Help Auditing_Atkinson
Cybersecurity_Roth Lindell
GAO's Green Book and COSO Standards_Holbrook
Working Well with Auditees: Strategies for Effective Communication_Atchley and Frant
Regional Economic Outlook_Shields
GAO's Fraud Risk Management Framework_Lord and Miller

Speaker Biographies




 

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