April 25 2011 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Richard E. Cascarino, CEO of audit training and consulting firm - Richard Cascarino & Associates - will join Prashanth Shetty, Vice President of GRC Solutions, MetricStream, in a webinar on 'The Role of Auditors in Preventing IT Fraud.'

About the webinar
Ever since the Enron scandal and the subsequent introduction of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, auditors have assumed new, more critical responsibilities in the prevention and detection of fraud. And it isn't just financial fraud that they are expected to address. IT fraud has become a top organizational risk, especially as network perimeters fade and IT systems grow more complex.

While auditors cannot be held responsible for failing to detect fraud, they can play an important role in minimizing fraud - whether by evaluating the effectiveness of existing fraud mitigation strategies, or conducting proactive fraud audits and investigations, or ensuring that residual risk is addressed.

Professional auditors combine skills in internal control assessment with a keen understanding of fraud risks and indicators. This expertise can help them deliver critical advice and assurance to Boards and Management on how to best deal with IT fraud.

The webinar will provide detailed insights into how auditors can work with management to minimize the possibility of IT fraud and maximize its detection. The speakers will provide perspectives on:

  • The nature of computer fraud
  • The corporate risk profile
  • Computer fraud techniques
  • Why computer fraud and who commits it?
  • Fraud auditing
  • Fraud awareness
  • Forensic auditing
  • Sources of evidence and audit tools
  • Legal evidence
  • Reporting sensitive issues
  • How Audit Management software can help


About the speakers
Richard E. Cascarino - CEO, Richard Cascarino & Associates, USA (MBA, CIA, CFE, CISM) 
CEO of Richard Cascarino & Associates, based in Colorado, with over 26 years of experience in audit training and consultancy. Well known in international auditing circles as one of the most knowledgeable practitioners in the field, he is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, and has presented courses throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. He is a past president of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in South Africa, was the founding regional director of the Southern African Region of the IIA, and is a member of ISACA and the American Institute of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Prashanth Shetty - Vice President of GRC Solutions, MetricStream 
Prior to joining MetricStream, Prashanth was a Senior Director of Solution Management at SAP GRC, where he held broad management responsibilities for key GRC product lines. He has been a speaker at leading international GRC conferences on various innovation topics. His contributions helped drive significant customer adoption and resulted in five-fold revenue growth. Prashanth started his career at Oracle where he was one of the founding members of the Oracle StoreT, the company's first e-commerce division which grew from zero to $300M in revenues in under four years. Prashanth graduated with an MS from Stanford University and earned an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Thursday May 5th, 2011 at 9 am PDT, 10 am MDT and 5 pm GMT.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(www.metricstream.com).

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