Smart devices, such as smartphones, smart thermostats, smart doorbells, smart locks, smart refrigerators, smartwatches, etc., offer truly mobile and convenient options for working remotely. Like any new or expanding technology, smart devices also introduce additional risks for organizations. Internal auditing’s approach to assessing risks and controls related to smart devices is evolving as new technologies emerge and the variety of devices increases.
Chief audit executives (CAEs) should have a thorough understanding of the opportunities and threats that smart devices present to the organization and the internal audit activity. The internal audit activity can support management’s efforts to mitigate risks associated with the use of smart devices. This guidance should help internal auditors better understand the technology, risks, and controls associated with smart devices.
This Auditing Mobile Computing and Connected Devices course provides participants with a deeper understanding of mobile and connected device risks, and controls. Further, this course provides additional insight into mobile computing and connected device standards and guidelines, and explains how to audit these smart devices.