INTOSAI Development Initiative

Supporting effective, accountable and inclusive Supreme Audit Institutions



What is the initiative about?

IDI addresses SAIs' role in tackling corruption in IMF's report: Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa

IDI's Martin Aldcroft, Camilla Fredriksen and Alain Memvuh offer discussions of SAIs' roles to a wide-reaching IMF report on strong governance  

A new Paris declaration is here – Principles for Managing peer-support projects successfully

How can capacity development projects supporting Supreme Audit Institutions be managed better, ensuring steady progress, a joyful collaboration and sustainable results?

Pioneering Sustainable Technology Audit Practice in SAIs for Better Use of Technology by Governments

In the second quarter of 2023, the International Journal of Government Auditing published Volume 50, Issue 2.

The issue focused on emerging science and technology issues in the public auditing sector.

In this publication, the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (IDI) shared how it is spearheading sustainable technology audit practices for better utilization of technology by governments and auditors.

Read the full article here.

The full issue may be found here.

LOTA Talks on Cybersecurity

IDI is pleased to invite you to join the 3rd edition of LOTA Talks.

This time we will talk about Cybersecurity.

The interpretation will be available in Arabic, French, English and Spanish.

🕒 22nd November 2023 | 14:00 - 17:00 CET

Poster: Download Poster

Register: HERE

Our speakers:

Performance Audit of Preparedness for Cybersecurity: Bhutan Experience
Photo   Kinley Zam
Kinley Zam | Performance Auditor, SAI Bhutan

Kinley Zam, a seasoned Performance Auditor at SAI Bhutan since 2008, is known for her pioneering work in Performance auditing. She has a Master's in IT from Murdoch University, Australia. As an active contributor to knowledge-sharing initiatives, she provides training on performance auditing, IT auditing, data analysis and communication skills. Kinley is an alumni of the IDI's SAI Young Leader Programme.

Audit of Cybersecurity
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Renato Braga | Security Information Audit Manager, SAI Brazil

Renato is a Security Information Audit Manager from the Brazilian Federal Court of Accounts (Tribunal de Contas da União). He has 21 years of auditing experience, 11 of which are in IT auditing. Renato has the following certifications: CISA, CFE,  CIA,  CGAP,  CCSA, CRMA, DPO, CRTP, OSWP, eJPT, CySA+, and Security+.

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Andre Torres | Cybersecurity Specialist, SAI Brazil

Andre is a Cybersecurity specialist from the Brazilian Federal Court of Accounts (Tribunal de Contas da União). He has 18 years of cybersecurity experience. Andre's focus is on incident response, vulnerability management and offensive security. He has the following certifications: CRTE, CRTP, CESP ADCS, PNPT, eCPPTv2, eWPT, eJPT, CASP+, PenTest+, CySA+, Security+, and Linux+.

Audit of Zero Trust Architecture
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Jeffrey Knott | Assistant Director, IT and Cybersecurity, SAI USA

Jeff Knott is an Assistant Director within the Information Technology and Cybersecurity team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). He leads engagements that focus on an array of cybersecurity issues, including reviews at the government-wide, agency-specific, and system-specific levels. Jeff joined GAO in 1992 and has performed reviews at most federal agencies. He is a certified information system auditor. He earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Mississippi and a master’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in information systems, from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Kevin Smith | Senior Analyst, IT and Cybersecurity, SAI USA

Kevin Smith is a Senior Analyst within the Information Technology and Cybersecurity team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). He manages engagements that focus on cybersecurity issues, including reviews at the government-wide, agency-specific, and system-specific levels. Kevin joined GAO in 2018 and has performed reviews at many federal agencies. He earned a bachelor of science degree in physics and a master’s degree in information science from the University of Michigan.

Cyber Security in a rapidly evolving Space industry 
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George Tountas | Senior Manager, Information Security Management, SES

George has a background in Computer Science and holds an M.Sc. Information Security from University College London. He has been working on Cyber Security and IT Audit for more than 13 years. He is passionate about the topic and loves to collaborate with teams to get the best and most secure solutions. Currently, he is a Senior Manager in Information Security Management at SES, a global satellite communications provider. He is CISA and CISSP certified. 

Cybersecurity and data protection
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Kareem Ismail | Senior Auditor, SAI Egypt

Kareem is the Senior Auditor, with over 12 years of experience in Auditing at the Supreme Audit Institution of Egypt, known as Accountability State Authority. He has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from Cairo University and a Master's degree in Information Systems from DePaul University in the United States of America. Kareem is an active team member of two INTOSAI working groups - WGITA (Working Group of Information Technology Audit) and WGBD (Working Group of Big Data). 

Cybersecurity and data protection guidelines

Photo   Roberto Hernandez
Roberto Hernandez Rojas Valderrama | General IT Audit Director, SAI Mexico

Roberto is the General IT Audit director in the Superior Audit of Mexico with more than 30 years of experience IT Audit Governance, risk and Cybersecurity. He is in charge of IT compliance audits and cybersecurity evaluations (based on NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Basel III, PCI, CSI and CCCM) in different government sectors, such as financial, energy, health, social development, telecommunications, and national security. He is also in charge of the Big Data and Analytics initiative and project leader of Cybersecurity and data protection guidelines in the Working Group of IT Audit WGITA. Roberto is a Subject Matter Expert in many IT standard-setting committees and in Cloud Security.

Cyber security and internal auditors
 Photo   Jose Manuel
José Manuel Espinoza Reyes | System Engineer, SAI Costa Rica

José is a system engineer with more than 20 years of working in Information Technologies, 7 years of experience in IT Audits and coordinator of Information Technology Audit teams at the SAI Costa Rica. He is a teacher in the IT Engineering program at the National Technical University.


Come join LOTA Talks and let us make the world a safer place!​​

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Media Release: IDI, ACCA and IFAC combine forces to launch joint paper at IDI Global Summit

Government audit profession has key role in providing oversight on sustainability reporting in the public sector, says joint report launched at IDI's Global Summit

SPMR Round 3 - Kick-Off Meeting in Tunisia, October 25-27, 2023

Within the scope of the IDI's Strategy, Performance Measurement, and Reporting (SPMR) initiative, 18 representatives from 9 SAIs gathered in Istanbul to attend the workshop on Strategy Implementation and Reporting.

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