An IT auditor with the skills, knowledge and competencies to help organizations navigate through the complex environment of IT risks has never been in higher demand. Every organization in every industry has become aware of the importance of proactively identifying then evaluating and monitoring IT risks. This course is designed to help reinforce and enhance the principles of assessing IT risks. The leaner will emerge with the ability to incorporate and implement the elements of risk assessment and audit planning; identify and apply pertinent audit and security resources; utilize tools of evaluating logical security; evaluate risks within database management systems; monitor risks within change management; test network perimeter security and cloud computing; evaluate threats within the internet of things; add value in the IT auditor’s organization regarding business continuity and disaster recovery planning and IT governance. The learner will also emerge with increased skills regarding effective communication and presentation of the results of the IT audit to various levels of leadership within the organization. The learner will be engaged through case studies of real-life examples and scenarios. The learner will emerge with a wealth of resources, templates and guides which can be adapted to and incorporated into any industry. The course is designed for an IT auditor who has perhaps been in the field for 1-2 years and is looking to increase his/her skills and competencies to move into a more seasoned position of leadership in IT auditing.