Baker Tilly Kuwait: IT Internal Audit …. A Step Ensuring Business Continuity

    KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT, July 17, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Baker Tilly Kuwait launched IT Internal Audit for business entities operating across all sectors. IT Internal Audit aims to provide reasonable assurance that the Information Systems environment safeguards information system assets, and maintains data integrity, availability, and confidentiality.

This practice can be defined as a systematic function used for an independent examination of the business entity’s information systems environment that includes activities of reviewing and evaluating data/information related to implemented information systems, practices, and operations against the IT international standards requirements and/or approved policies and procedures.

Although internal audit activity is governed by the standards issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), however, IIA referred to specialized standards for IT Internal Audit published and governed by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) including COBIT® 2019, Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), and tools and techniques that assist in creating the relevant IT audit programs.

There are four main domains that should be reviewed under the Information Technology audit, i.e., Governance and Management of IT; IS Acquisition, Development, and Implementation; IS Operations and Business Resilience; and Protection of Information Assets.

It is worth mentioning that Baker Tilly Kuwait is well-positioned to provide IT Internal Audit service in an independent and objective manner, as it has an academically and professionally qualified team with previous experience in the field of IT internal audits.

Baker Tilly in Kuwait is an independent member of the Baker Tilly International network based in the UK, ranked amongst the top 10 global accounting networks. The firm provides auditing, assurance, and tax services as well as consulting & advisory services in accounting, investment, management, financial, actuarial, and information technology to assist several sectors such as government, oil and gas, banks, listed companies, licensed companies, and other entities.

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