Audit , Governance

Balancing Security Audits and Risk Management

Ashok Leyland's Venkataraman on How Internal Audits Have Evolved
Venkataraman TV , head internal audit risk management, Ashok Leyland

Internal audits over the years have progressed a lot and plays a vital role in enterprise risk management, says Venkataraman TV, head internal audit risk management at Ashok Leyland, an automobile company. "Internal audits have now become a forward looking, risk-based mechanisms for organizations to take cognizance of what are the key risks and this is where it is a complementary role with enterprise risk management," says Venkataraman.

He says internal audits needs to progress when it comes to technology. "How do you leverage technology and how do you make internal audit functions more agile using structured analytics and using technology levers," remarks Venkataraman.

In this interview with Information Security Media Group taken during the Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit at Bengaluru, Venkataraman also discusses:

  • What is new about Integrated Risk Management;
  • What are the challenges when it comes to audits;
  • Technologies to use for continuous data monitoring.

Venkataraman is head internal audit risk management at Ashok Leyland, an automobile company. He has more than 20 years of experience spanning manufacturing and service sectors, across diverse geographies in the domains of governance, risk management, and compliance. Prior to joining Ashok Leyland, he was the head of assurance at Flipkart Group.


About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Principal Correspondent, ISMG

Suparna Goswami is principal correspondent at ISMG Asia and has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats ranging from global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine, and leading Indian newspapers like DNA and Times of India.




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