September 24, 2008

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Mark your calendar for The IIA's 2007 Risk and Control Conference, Aug. 20–22, in San Diego, Calif. The conference will offer an array of tools and knowledge to help auditors improve their organization's risk management and control processes.

Conference topics include governance, risk, and compliance issues and attendees will be able to choose from the following five tracks:

  1. Critical Issues
  2. Coffee Talk Session: Strategies for Success
  3. Auditor's Tool Box
  4. Technology Solutions
  5. Professional Development

Keynote speakers include Roderick M. Winters, CIA, CPA of Microsoft Corporation, who heads an internal audit group that is widely viewed as an innovative audit organization and a leader in leveraging technology and employee empowerment; Odell Guyton, director of compliance at Microsoft Corporation; and Gerald D. Cox, CIA, of South West Audit Partners, The IIA's incoming chairman of the board, who has more than 25 years of internal audit experience.

Attendees will also have numerous networking opportunities to share ideas, best practices, and discuss the current challenges facing their organizations.

To obtain additional information and to register, visit The IIA's Web site or contact customer service at +1-407-937-1111.


To help internal auditors and chief audit executives understand the benefits and challenges of information technology (IT) outsourcing, The IIA recently published its new Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) on IT Outsourcing. Key issues addressed in this guide include: choosing the right IT outsourcing vendor; the best ways to manage outsourcing contract agreements; how to mitigate outsourcing risks; and the most effective framework for establishing outsourcing controls. To download a free copy, visit The IIA's GTAG Web page.

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