The inefficient fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and earlier insufficient readiness to counteract terrorist attacks raise the question about the role of the supreme audit institutions (SAIs) in the situation, in which decision-makers take decisions in uncertainty conditions . The states did not prove themselves in conditions of uncertainty . In all countries, the situation is the same, too late decisions regarding anti-epidemic quarantine, lack of necessary measures to protect doctors and patients, too few respirators . Based on the analysis of several randomly selected SAIs from different parts of the Globe, this study found that the audit methodology tailored to a predictable environment became inappropriate in uncertainty conditions . Most of analysed SAIs did not find weak signals and wild cards related to pandemic . Those who found such signals did not use them in foresight, which results that parliaments, governments and the public are not ready for global threats . It creates risks for entrepreneurs.