New internal audit and assessment guidance for assuring DSPT submissions

With the new Data Security and Protection Toolkit now maturing into its second year, it is key that corresponding guidance for internal auditors and assessment providers is in tune with its objectives.

 

We are currently working with PwC to create new internal audit and assessment guidance for the DSPT, to replace and improve on the old 'A Question of Balance'. It will incorporate direct feedback from internal audit organisations with experience in auditing both the DSPT in its 1st year and its predecessor the IG Toolkit . The new guidance will align with all assertions within the DSPT and be updated annually, in tune with the evolving toolkit standard and the evidence items.

 

The new guidance for internal auditors and assessment providers will be published and available for use in the next quarter. However, to avoid disruption to current audit schedules, existing audit and assurance methods and guidance is also acceptable until April 2020.