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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 20 Questions Internal Auditors Should Be Asking

Online Exclusives The IIA Oct 27, 2020

Throughout October, Internal Auditor examines key areas practitioners should explore as they look to help protect their organizations.

The average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million, according to a 2020 global IBM study. Moreover, breaches caused by malicious attacks are the most common — and the most expensive. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) emphasizes personal accountability in this year's theme: "#DoYourPart. #BeCyberSmart." CISA provides links to specific resources for the month, including tip sheets and a ready-made presentation (PDF), as well as a Cyber Resource Hub featuring myriad assessments, tests, and evaluation tools.

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