The IT Specialist Department focuses on providing IT-related support to auditors. It bridges the gap between the technical specialists involved in IT audit and the auditors themselves. The IT Specialist Department helps look at the IT environment during an audit by providing checklists and practical instructions. It develops standards and recommendations on relevant IT topics and ensures information reaches interested parties by publishing specialist articles and taking part in training events. It maintains contact with associations and other organisations to carefully ensure that both technical viewpoints and clients' perspectives are adequately taken into account.