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Deadly Audit Triggers

The 7 Deadly Audit Triggers

By Tres Larsen


I'm often asked, "How do we get picked for an audit?" or, "Why are we so unlucky?"

There are many reasons for software audits, some that you can control and other you can't. As a former auditor, I'm here to tell you about 7 of the most common situations that trigger an audit, and what you can do to prepare yourself.

    Tres Larsen, Audit Software Services

Tres has led hundreds of Software Asset Management (SAM) reviews and audits for Microsoft and other enterprise software vendors and helped dozens of enterprises design and implement effective SAM programs and navigate software audits. Tres established and led KPMG’s Microsoft software compliance program in the U.S., where he designed and developed the audit methodology and audit data collection tools. A frequent speaker at software industry events, he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner
(CFE) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).