IT Risk Assurance
BDO – your partner for all IT risk issues
Information technology (IT) and digitalisation affect everything and everyone. The impact they have on our private and professional lives is increasing by the day. The vast majority of the world’s population has 24/7 access to online services and the volume of available data is immense. Every organisation, whether it is large or small, operates in the production or services industry, or is active in the public or private sector, will have to embrace technology to be and stay successful.
At BDO, we know that this is just the beginning. While technological developments in the areas of data, cloud solutions, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) are relatively new, their impact has been earth-shattering. These developments form the basis of the digital transformation and create many new opportunities for organisations to be successful.
Clear answers to today’s questions
But embracing technology has a downside as well. The more we do so, the more competition, chain dependencies, risks and compliance requirements will increase exponentially. This is where our IT Risk Assurance experts come in. They would be happy to partner up with you and offer you support in navigating these challenges. How do you identify your principal risks and how do you best manage them? How do you know whether your controls are effective and that your incident protocol is working as it should? How do you know that your data is available, correct and properly secured? These are just a few questions that are more relevant than ever and that regulators increasingly expect you to answer.
Our IT Risk Assurance experts have built up extensive experience and a broad service portfolio. They can help you gain an understanding of your IT risks and keep control of the quality of your IT systems, security and privacy. Our knowledge and experience also allows us to give assurance as to the quality of your IT infrastructure or the implementation of complex changes in IT systems. We link up our knowledge of IT risks to our extensive sector expertise and provide our services based on your data, using the latest methods and tools. This approach allows us to offer you direct and targeted support in your digital requirements and challenges.
IT Risk Assurance’s services primarily focus on investigating, testing and/or assessing all manner of IT risks and IT controls. We tailor our support in improving our clients’ IT risk structure based on our findings. Examples of areas in which we may suggest improvements are strategy, governance, processes, projects, procedures and controls.
- Can advise, support and audit your organisation and – in doing so – always provides an objective and independent perspective of the relevant issues.
- Is a professional firm that helps you focus on the right things.
- Can provide input and offers IT audit services in the areas of IT risk and compliance, IT outsourcing, IT and cloud assurance, cloud risk management, internal and external audits, privacy and security, and data management.
- Provides support in privacy/GDPR issues and can conduct an independent review of these issues.
At BDO, we offer you a team of driven specialists that listen to your demands and challenges. We draw upon BDO’s global knowledge, experience and methodologies to help you resolve your local issues. Our specialists would be happy to sit down with you to discuss the impact of relevant technological advances and the IT risks in your organisation and markets. We can help you manage your digital challenges by creating opportunities and providing assurance. To find out more about how BDO can help you resolve your general or sector-specific IT issues, please feel free to contact one of our specialists with no strings attached.