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Introducing Topical Requirements

Format: Online

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Topical Requirements are a new element of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) for internal auditors, joining the Global Internal Audit Standards™ and Global Guidance. Topical Requirements are a cornerstone in defining the potential scope of an audit in a specific risk area, setting the stage without laying out a comprehensive work program. These requirements pinpoint the essential elements that should be considered for scope inclusion. Hear in this webinar about the concept of Topical Requirements.
Take a deep dive into the pilot Cybersecurity Topical Requirement and walk through the survey questions to best provide your feedback by 3 July.

DATE: Jun 11, 2024
TIME: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM ET

One (1) NASBA CPE will only be awarded to participants on the live broadcast who are logged in for a minimum of 50 minutes and engage on at least three poll questions per each hour of the event.

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