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The importance of gap assessments in auditing

Published: 11 Jan 2023

Conducting a gap assessment is a vital first step when implementing a new management system or integrating one with an existing system. IRCA Lead Auditor Andy Lau explains the steps that must be taken to ensure conformance with certification body standards.

Course code
Course code

Minimum of 14 hours

Category Auditing
Level Practitioner
Information security

ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Internal Auditor (Information Security Management Systems)

This course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit of part of an information security management system based on ISO/IEC 27001 (or equivalent) and report on the effective implementation and maintenance of the management system in accordance with ISO 19011. 

Navigating the rocky road ahead

Published: 6 Oct 2022

The European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors has published its annual Risk in Focus report. What are the topics of concern for internal auditors, and how can they support their organisations in key risk areas?

Streamlining the audit process

Published: 6 Oct 2022

Pedro Medel Reyes, Quality and Compliance Manager at Perforadora México of Grupo México, has streamlined the audit process for his company to improve efficiency. Here, he explains the work which led to him becoming a finalist in the Emerging Talent Award at this year’s CQI International Quality Awards.

Audit SIG attendees and the future of audit

Published: 3 Oct 2022

The Chartered Quality Institute’s Audit SIG Conference, in partnership with Inmarsat and sponsored by Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), took place on September 15 at Inmarsat’s headquarters in London. At the end of the event, delegates and Audit SIG members stopped to share their thoughts on the future of the audit industry and their key takeaways from the event.

Cognitive bias and its impact on outsourcing

Published: 3 Oct 2022

Cognitive biases can have a serious impact on supply chain management when it comes to outsourcing vendors. Krishnan Lakshminarayanan CQP MCQI, a Lead Auditor and Senior Manager at William Hare in India, examines some common examples and looks at how they can be avoided. 

Continuing risk-based audits during a pandemic

Published: 8 Jul 2021

Gordon McNeil, IRCA Principal Auditor, has conducted audits globally in a variety of industries, including nuclear, defence, aerospace and civil aviation. He shares his experience and advice on how remote audits can continue to be conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic.