Meeting of the EUROSAI IT Working Group

Cybersecurity, new methods of data analysis, IT Audit Active Manual and international knowledge exchange portal on audit reports - those were the topics discussed by the EUROSAI IT Working Group, chaired by NIK.

The President of the Supreme Audit Office of Poland, Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, opened the XIII meeting of the EUROSAI IT Working Group (ITWG).

- Innovative IT tools, as well data and risk analysis by means of the most modern IT systems enable to plan and conduct audits more efficiently and effectively. This is the natural development direction of auditing worldwide - said the President of NIK. Krzysztof Kwiatkowski added that it is both a great honour and responsibility for the Polish SAI to chair the works of the IT Working Group. - The Group sets new courses for modern audit, addressing all challenges of the technological environment surrounding us. The importance of today’s meeting is best proved by the fact that it is attended by delegations of 30 European SAIs and observers from the US Government Accountability - summed up the President of NIK.

Meeting of ITWG
Meeting of ITWG

The Supreme Audit Office of Poland has chaired ITWG since 2014. Since then various initiatives have been launched, which met with interest of the international auditing community. Participants of the meeting summarized the progress of projects implemented to facilitate the everyday work of auditors, such as the Control Space of e-Government - The CUBE and IT Audit Active Manual IT. Attendees were also informed on the activities of the project group responsible for Information Technology Self-Assessment (ITSA) and Information Technology Audit Self-Assessment (ITASA). The concept of a cooperation platform on parallel audits was presented, too.

Participants of the ITWG meeting
Participants of the ITWG meeting

The meeting was also a great opportunity to exchange experience in order to develop new activity directions of the Group. ITWG strives to address IT challenges faced nowadays by state auditors. Such matters as cybersecurity or new methods for data analysis are of key significance in view of the progressing information overload.

More on the activities of the group may be found at the website of the IT Working Group.

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20 May 2019 10:00
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07 April 2019 16:00
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Andrzej Gaładyk
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