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A Preview of the 2019 Pulse of Internal Audit Report

​For nearly five years, I have been urging practitioners to "audit at the speed of risk." I first used the phrase in a July 2014 blog post that addressed the growing volatility of risk and how sticking to a traditional annual audit plan could leave audit functions addressing yesterday's challenges.

We've made progress since then, but there is a long way to go.

The 2019 North American Pulse of Internal Audit, which formally debuts next week at The IIA's annual General Audit Management Conference in Dallas, raises important questions about the ways today's dynamic risk universe is altering how internal audit aligns with the board. The report, Defining Alignment in a Dynamic Risk Landscape, focuses on four key risks and examines whether internal audit's coverage is truly aligned in those areas.