David Bentley who led the IIA’s IT committee in developing the guidance, highlighted pre-emptive planning, focus on all systems and leadership as crucial in times of emergency.
Bentley said: ‘The frenetic pace of commerce, the need for round-the-clock, global accessibility and the growing expectations of the marketplace mean that organisations must address – and readdress – the possibility of disaster before it strikes.
‘The role of internal auditors and risk managers in creating the right control culture to ensure business continuity is pivotal. This guidance gives them a blueprint for action.’
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If businesses do not take cyber security seriously in their business planning regulators may do it for them, the ICAEW has warned
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season