The survey is aimed to assess the profession’s current perspective on cyber security.
In recent history in Bahrain and around the world, we have seen drastic changes in the ways we live and work as a result of unprecedented developments in technology. Whilst this change has brought unimaginable benefits, it also brings unknown threats. It is not surprising to hear then, that in a recent survey of Internal Audit professionals in Bahrain, KPMG discovered that the impact of this change, and in particular the threat to the security of businesses’ digital operations and assets, is the most important priority for them in the coming year.
According to Jeyapriya Partiban, Head of Risk Consulting, KPMG in Bahrain "Cyber security is a serious threat facing organizations and businesses, and it is no longer the sole responsibility of IT security. Boards, management teams and all departments and functions that use digital assets in their business processes, have a role to play in ensuring the business is prepared for and protected against cyber threats."
In this publication, we analyze the results of a short survey of 55 Bahrain-based Internal Auditors, conducted at a KPMG event on cyber security, held in November 2017. The survey aimed to assess the profession’s current perspective on cyber security and how ready businesses are to respond to this.
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