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Top 10 internal audit focus areas for technology companies in 2018

Top 10 internal audit focus areas for tech companies

Internal audit strategies are critical as technologies evolve and the business environment changes.

Tim Zanni

Global and US Technology Sector Leader; and Chair of Global and US TMT Line of Business

KPMG in the U.S.


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This annual publication outlines the critical role internal audit has in helping technology companies manage some of today’s most important risk areas. The 10 focus areas for technology companies in 2018 are:

  1. Cybersecurity
  2. Regulatory compliance
  3. Open source software compliance and vulnerability management
  4. Non-GAAP financial and operating measures
  5. Culture risk
  6. Governance for intelligent automation
  7. New accounting standards
  8. Use of data and analytics in internal audit
  9. Transitioning to and operating in the cloud
  10. Data protection and privacy

KPMG selected these focus areas based on discussions with chief audit executives at technology companies, feedback from our technology internal audit share forum, input from KPMG professionals who work with technology companies, and relevant KPMG survey data.

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