Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Resources 

    The Information Management and Technology Assurance Center helps members and the accounting community leverage technology to provide expertise in information assurance, internal controls, business process improvement, data analytics, and enhanced business reporting. 
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     Top Technologies

    Annual surveys to understand what the top technology priorities and concerns for accounting professionals are and how to manage risks associated with those concerns.

     Security and Privacy

    Security and Privacy encompasses the rights and obligations of individuals and organizations with respect to the collection, use, disclosure, and
    retention of personal information.

     IT Assurance

    Assurance Services are independent professional services to improve the quality of information to management as well as other decision makers within an organization.

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    Business Solutions

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    Business Solutions are new and innovative solutions based on surveys, top technology initiatives, intelligence, priorities, and concerns for accounting professionals and how to manage risks by leveraging leading edge technology. This section will identify the opportunities and show the value of using information technology to create work flows and processes that enable more effective use of resources.

    Visit the Business Solutions
    page for additional information.

    Cloud Computing

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    With the increasing trend for companies to outsource (such as certain accounting or IT functions), cloud computing has increasingly become a solution for organizations. It’s an innovative and increasingly popular model of software deployment that offers enterprise-class software function without traditional up-front infrastructure costs or the unpredictable support and maintenance costs of on-site software and hardware.

    From infrastructure to security to personal productivity to workflow, CRM, accounting and ERP, there are today mature, cloud-based applications available in nearly every segment of the software marketplace.

    Visit the Cloud Computing page for additional information.

    Cyber Security

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    Cyber Security is one of the major areas of concern for our government as it faces threats to the nation's critical infrastructure. For organizations, prevention of compromise to their information assets makes this issue a priority as focus and resources are placed on the formation of information security policy and the implementation of control measures to prevent access and/or manipulation of their systems and data.

    With the ever-increasing demands and requirements to ensure your organization’s or clients' business data, information, and systems are secure, the AICPA’s Information Management and Technology Assurance Center website provides the following content designed to help you in your own practice, as well as to serve as resources when advising or providing assurance to others.

    Visit the Cyber Security page for additional information.

    Data Analytics

    Gathering data and making informed decisions Data analytics is the process of gathering, modeling, and transforming raw data with the goal of highlighting useful conclusions about that information. Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. Especially valuable in areas full of recorded information, analytics relies on the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance. Analytics often favors data visualization to communicate insight. Firms may commonly apply analytics to business data and intelligence to describe, predict, and improve business performance.

    Visit the Data Analytics page for additional information including An Overview of Data Management.


    IT Risk and Assurance

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    IT Risk and Assurance is the Initial evaluation of risks that may impact the possibility of a material misstatement or the vulnerability of an organization’s assets with initial assumptions, research, and uncertainties.

    Visit the IT Risk and Assurance page for additional information.

    Additional IMTA Resources
     
    A stack of additional IMTA resourcesInternal Control
    This page explores Internal Control and the control environment, risk assessment, control activities, and information and communication monitoring.

    Trust Services are defined as a set of professional assurance and advisory services based on a common framework to address the risks and opportunities of IT.

    The
    Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association that offers certification, education, research, and technological guidance for internal auditors.

    ISACA is a global organization for information governance, control, security and audit professionals. It offers IS auditing and IS control standards.

    The
    Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a private-sector, non-profit corporation, created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports
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