As technology advances, so do schemes to commit fraud. Therefore, technology can not only be used to perpetrate fraud, but also to prevent and detect it. Using technology to implement real-time fraud prevention and detection programs will enable organizations to reduce the cost of fraud by lessening the time from which a fraud is committed to the time it is detected. Considering this, it is crucial that auditors stay ahead of fraudsters in their knowledge of technology and available tools. This GTAG focuses on IT related fraud risks and risk assessments and how the use of technology can help internal auditors and other key stakeholders within the organization address fraud and fraud risks.
Through a step-by-step process for auditing a fraud prevention program, an explanation of the various types of data analysis to use in detecting fraud, and a technology fraud risk assessment template, the GTAG aims to inform and provide guidance to chief audit executives and internal auditors on how to use technology to help prevent, detect, and respond to fraud. The GTAG also supplements The IIA’s practice guide, Internal Auditing and Fraud, and informs CAEs and internal auditors on how to use technology to help prevent, detect, and respond to fraud.