The mission of the INTOSAI Working Group on IT Audit (WGITA) is to support INTOSAI community to develop knowledge and skills in the use of IT audits by
- developing standards and guidance,
- facilitating exchange of experiences, best practices and,
- encouraging cooperation among SAIs across INTOSAI Regions.
SAI India is the Chair of the WGITA and has 52 members and 4 observers in the Working Group. The working group activities are carried out on the basis of its Terms of Reference and triennial work plan. The 29th assembly of the members of WGITA was to be hosted by State Audit Office (SAO) of Hungary on 6-7 April 2020, followed by a Seminar on ‘Strengthening Digital Awareness - IT Audit - Learning, Audit, Guidance’, on 8 April 2020, in Budapest, Hungary.
However, in view of the pandemic, the assembly and seminar activities are being moved online. The WGITA assembly webinar on Country Paper presentations was held on 16th October 2020 and the Seminar is scheduled to be held in the first week of November 2020. The first quarterly WGITA webinar on GAO’s IT and Cybersecurity audit work on the 2020 United States Census has been hosted by US Government Accountability Office (GAO) on 6 and 7 October 2020.
During 2020-22, the WGITA will develop the following guidance documents outside INTOSAI Framework for Professional Pronouncements (IFPP):
- Cyber Security and Data Protection Challenges
- Audit of IT Management functions including IT Governance, Contract Management and Sustainability
- Performance Evaluation of IT Systems
The working group will also develop an IFPP GUID 5101 on Information Systems Security Audit as well as will revise the WGITA –IDI Handbook on IT Audit. The International Centre for Information Systems and Audit (iCISA), the Global Training Facility of WGITA, will also develop a global curriculum on IT Audit. Further, WGITA is also organizing webinars and will maintain an IT Audit Database in its website.
More information on WGITA can be accessed at www.intosaicommunity.net/wgita