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The Basics of IT Audit

The Basics of IT Audit
  • Author : Stephen D. Gantz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10-31
  • Total pages :270
  • ISBN : 9780124171763
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Summary : The Basics of IT Audit: Purposes, Processes, and Practical Information provides you with a thorough, yet concise overview of IT auditing. Packed with specific examples, this book gives insight into the auditing process and explains regulations and standards such as the ISO-27000, series program, CoBIT, ITIL, Sarbanes-Oxley, and HIPPA. IT auditing occurs in some form in virtually every organization, private or public, large or small. The large number and wide variety of laws, regulations, policies, and industry standards that call for IT auditing make it hard for organizations to consistently and effectively prepare for, conduct, and respond to the results of audits, or to comply with audit requirements. This guide provides you with all the necessary information if you're preparing for an IT audit, participating in an IT audit or responding to an IT audit. Provides a concise treatment of IT auditing, allowing you to prepare for, participate in, and respond to the results Discusses the pros and cons of doing internal and external IT audits, including the benefits and potential drawbacks of each Covers the basics of complex regulations and standards, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC (public companies), HIPAA, and FFIEC Includes most methods and frameworks, including GAAS, COSO, COBIT, ITIL, ISO (27000), and FISCAM

The Basics of Quality Auditing

The Basics of Quality Auditing
  • Author : Ronald Blank
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-01-01
  • Total pages :80
  • ISBN : 9781482262858
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Summary : As the latest addition to "The Basics" Series, The Basics of Quality Auditing provides an inexpensive and easy-to-follow WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW format that is perfect for training. It discusses the four main questions all audits should answer: Is there a procedure? Is the procedure being followed? Does the procedure meet the needs of the system? and What must be changed or improved to increase the output quality? After explaining the audit process, the book illustrates how audit programs are currently being used and how they have evolved beyond the standard uses of policing actions or procuring information about a supplier to becoming a continuous improvement tool. The appendix provides sample audit forms and checklists that auditors can model.

The Basics of Quality Auditing

The Basics of Quality Auditing
  • Author : Ronald Blank
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :70
  • ISBN : 0527763551
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Summary : As the latest addition to "The Basics" Series, The Basics of Quality Auditing provides an inexpensive and easy-to-follow WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW format that is perfect for training. It discusses the four main questions all audits should answer: Is there a procedure? Is the procedure being followed? Does the procedure meet the needs of the system? and What must be changed or improved to increase the output quality? After explaining the audit process, the book illustrates how audit programs are currently being used and how they have evolved beyond the standard uses of policing actions or procuring information about a supplier to becoming a continuous improvement tool. The appendix provides sample audit forms and checklists that auditors can model.

Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing, + Software Demo

Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing, + Software Demo
  • Author : Richard E. Cascarino
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-04-03
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781118147610
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Summary : Step-by-step guide to successful implementation and control of IT systems—including the Cloud Many auditors are unfamiliar with the techniques they need to know to efficiently and effectively determine whether information systems are adequately protected. Now in a Second Edition, Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing presents an easy, practical guide for auditors that can be applied to all computing environments. Follows the approach used by the Information System Audit and Control Association's model curriculum, making this book a practical approach to IS auditing Serves as an excellent study guide for those preparing for the CISA and CISM exams Includes discussion of risk evaluation methodologies, new regulations, SOX, privacy, banking, IT governance, CobiT, outsourcing, network management, and the Cloud Includes a link to an education version of IDEA--Data Analysis Software As networks and enterprise resource planning systems bring resources together, and as increasing privacy violations threaten more organization, information systems integrity becomes more important than ever. Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing, Second Edition empowers auditors to effectively gauge the adequacy and effectiveness of information systems controls.

Information Technology Control and Audit, Fifth Edition

Information Technology Control and Audit, Fifth Edition
  • Author : Angel R. Otero
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-07-27
  • Total pages :484
  • ISBN : 9780429877322
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Summary : The new fifth edition of Information Technology Control and Audit has been significantly revised to include a comprehensive overview of the IT environment, including revolutionizing technologies, legislation, audit process, governance, strategy, and outsourcing, among others. This new edition also outlines common IT audit risks, procedures, and involvement associated with major IT audit areas. It further provides cases featuring practical IT audit scenarios, as well as sample documentation to design and perform actual IT audit work. Filled with up-to-date audit concepts, tools, techniques, and references for further reading, this revised edition promotes the mastery of concepts, as well as the effective implementation and assessment of IT controls by organizations and auditors. For instructors and lecturers there are an instructor’s manual, sample syllabi and course schedules, PowerPoint lecture slides, and test questions. For students there are flashcards to test their knowledge of key terms and recommended further readings. Go to http://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781498752282/ for more information.

Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing

Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing
  • Author : Richard E. Cascarino
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-02-15
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9781118239070
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Summary : Step-by-step guide to successful implementation and control of IT systems—including the Cloud Many auditors are unfamiliar with the techniques they need to know to efficiently and effectively determine whether information systems are adequately protected. Now in a Second Edition, Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing presents an easy, practical guide for auditors that can be applied to all computing environments. Follows the approach used by the Information System Audit and Control Association's model curriculum, making this book a practical approach to IS auditing Serves as an excellent study guide for those preparing for the CISA and CISM exams Includes discussion of risk evaluation methodologies, new regulations, SOX, privacy, banking, IT governance, CobiT, outsourcing, network management, and the Cloud Includes a link to an education version of IDEA--Data Analysis Software As networks and enterprise resource planning systems bring resources together, and as increasing privacy violations threaten more organization, information systems integrity becomes more important than ever. Auditor's Guide to IT Auditing, Second Edition empowers auditors to effectively gauge the adequacy and effectiveness of information systems controls.

Fundamentals of Auditing

Fundamentals of Auditing
  • Author : S. K. Basu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9332501378
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Auditing For Dummies

Auditing For Dummies
  • Author : Maire Loughran
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-07-06
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9780470530719
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Summary : The easy way to master the art of auditing Want to be an auditor and need to hone your investigating skills? Look no further. This friendly guide gives you an easy-to-understand explanation of auditing — from gathering financial statements and accounting information to analyzing a client's financial position. Packed with examples, it gives you everything you need to ace an auditing course and begin a career today. Auditing 101 — get a crash course in the world of auditing and a description of the types of tasks you'll be expected to perform during a typical day on the job It's risky business — find out about audit risk and arm yourself with the know-how to collect the right type of evidence to support your decisions Auditing in the real world — dig into tons of sample business records to perform your first audit Focus on finances — learn how both ends of the financial equation — balance sheet and income statement — need to be presented on your client's financial statements Seal the deal — get the lowdown on how to wrap up your audit and write your opinion After the audit — see the types of additional services that may be asked of you after you've issued your professional opinion

IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets

IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets
  • Author : Chris Davis,Mike Schiller,Kevin Wheeler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-01-12
  • Total pages :387
  • ISBN : 9780071631761
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Summary : Protect Your Systems with Proven IT Auditing Strategies "A must-have for auditors and IT professionals." -Doug Dexter, CISSP-ISSMP, CISA, Audit Team Lead, Cisco Systems, Inc. Plan for and manage an effective IT audit program using the in-depth information contained in this comprehensive resource. Written by experienced IT audit and security professionals, IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets covers the latest auditing tools alongside real-world examples, ready-to-use checklists, and valuable templates. Inside, you'll learn how to analyze Windows, UNIX, and Linux systems; secure databases; examine wireless networks and devices; and audit applications. Plus, you'll get up-to-date information on legal standards and practices, privacy and ethical issues, and the CobiT standard. Build and maintain an IT audit function with maximum effectiveness and value Implement best practice IT audit processes and controls Analyze UNIX-, Linux-, and Windows-based operating systems Audit network routers, switches, firewalls, WLANs, and mobile devices Evaluate entity-level controls, data centers, and disaster recovery plans Examine Web servers, platforms, and applications for vulnerabilities Review databases for critical controls Use the COSO, CobiT, ITIL, ISO, and NSA INFOSEC methodologies Implement sound risk analysis and risk management practices Drill down into applications to find potential control weaknesses

Auditing Information Systems

Auditing Information Systems
  • Author : Jack J. Champlain
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-04-01
  • Total pages :430
  • ISBN : 9780471466291
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Summary : Have you been asked to perform an information systems audit anddon't know where to start? Examine a company's hardware, software,and data organization and processing methods to ensure qualitycontrol and security with this easy, practical guide to auditingcomputer systems--the tools necessary to implement an effective ISaudit. In nontechnical language and following the format of an ISaudit program, you'll gain insight into new types of securitycertifications (e.g., TruSecure, CAP SysTrust, CPA WebTrust) aswell as the importance of physical security controls, adequateinsurance, and digital surveillance systems. Order your copy today!

Auditor's Guide to Information Systems Auditing

Auditor's Guide to Information Systems Auditing
  • Author : Richard E. Cascarino
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-06-15
  • Total pages :496
  • ISBN : 9780470127032
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Summary : Praise for Auditor's Guide to Information Systems Auditing "Auditor's Guide to Information Systems Auditing is the most comprehensive book about auditing that I have ever seen. There is something in this book for everyone. New auditors will find this book to be their bible-reading it will enable them to learn what the role of auditors really is and will convey to them what they must know, understand, and look for when performing audits. For experiencedauditors, this book will serve as a reality check to determine whether they are examining the right issues and whether they are being sufficiently comprehensive in their focus. Richard Cascarino has done a superb job." —E. Eugene Schultz, PhD, CISSP, CISM Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, High Tower Software A step-by-step guide tosuccessful implementation and control of information systems More and more, auditors are being called upon to assess the risks and evaluate the controls over computer information systems in all types of organizations. However, many auditors are unfamiliar with the techniques they need to know to efficiently and effectively determine whether information systems are adequately protected. Auditor's Guide to Information Systems Auditing presents an easy, practical guide for auditors that can be applied to all computing environments. As networks and enterprise resource planning systems bring resources together, and as increasing privacy violations threaten more organization, information systems integrity becomes more important than ever. With a complimentary student'sversion of the IDEA Data Analysis Software CD, Auditor's Guide to Information Systems Auditing empowers auditors to effectively gauge the adequacy and effectiveness of information systems controls.

IT Audit, Control, and Security

IT Audit, Control, and Security
  • Author : Robert R. Moeller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-10-12
  • Total pages :696
  • ISBN : 0470877685
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Summary : When it comes to computer security, the role of auditors today has never been more crucial. Auditors must ensure that all computers, in particular those dealing with e-business, are secure. The only source for information on the combined areas of computer audit, control, and security, the IT Audit, Control, and Security describes the types of internal controls, security, and integrity procedures that management must build into its automated systems. This very timely book provides auditors with the guidance they need to ensure that their systems are secure from both internal and external threats.

IT Auditing Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, 2nd Edition

IT Auditing Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Chris Davis,Mike Schiller,Kevin Wheeler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-02-05
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 9780071742399
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Summary : Secure Your Systems Using the Latest IT Auditing Techniques Fully updated to cover leading-edge tools and technologies, IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, Second Edition, explains, step by step, how to implement a successful, enterprise-wide IT audit program. New chapters on auditing cloud computing, outsourced operations, virtualization, and storage are included. This comprehensive guide describes how to assemble an effective IT audit team and maximize the value of the IT audit function. In-depth details on performing specific audits are accompanied by real-world examples, ready-to-use checklists, and valuable templates. Standards, frameworks, regulations, and risk management techniques are also covered in this definitive resource. Build and maintain an internal IT audit function with maximum effectiveness and value Audit entity-level controls, data centers, and disaster recovery Examine switches, routers, and firewalls Evaluate Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems Audit Web servers and applications Analyze databases and storage solutions Assess WLAN and mobile devices Audit virtualized environments Evaluate risks associated with cloud computing and outsourced operations Drill down into applications to find potential control weaknesses Use standards and frameworks, such as COBIT, ITIL, and ISO Understand regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI Implement proven risk management practices

Software Quality Assurance

Software Quality Assurance
  • Author : Abu Sayed Mahfuz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-27
  • Total pages :390
  • ISBN : 9781498735551
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Summary : Software Quality Assurance: Integrating Testing, Security, and Audit focuses on the importance of software quality and security. It defines various types of testing, recognizes factors that propose value to software quality, and provides theoretical and real-world scenarios that offer value and contribute quality to projects and applications. The p

Information Technology Control and Audit

Information Technology Control and Audit
  • Author : Frederick Gallegos,Daniel P. Manson,Sandra Allen-Senft
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-06-17
  • Total pages :624
  • ISBN : 0849399947
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Summary : As you know, today's complex computing environment and shrinking departmental budgets make it vital for IT auditors and security professionals to have practical guidance on conducting audits and ensuring security in today's stretched and quickly changing computing environments. Whether you're new to IT auditing or have years of experience, Information Technology Control and Audit provides you with tools and techniques to solve the audit, control, and security problems and issues you face today. It provides guidance on conducting IT audits on new and legacy systems, coverage of changes in financial and computing standards, explanations of the vulnerabilities of emerging systems, and tips on how to do your job more effectively.

Fundamentals of Information Security Risk Management Auditing

Fundamentals of Information Security Risk Management Auditing
  • Author : Christopher Wright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-12
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781849288163
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Summary : An introductory guide to information risk management auditing, giving an interesting and useful insight into the risks and controls/mitigations that you may encounter when performing or managing an audit of information risk. Case studies and chapter summaries impart expert guidance to provide the best grounding in information risk available for risk managers and non-specialists alike.

Computer Audit and Control Handbook

Computer Audit and Control Handbook
  • Author : Ian J. Douglas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :238
  • ISBN : PSU:000043361465
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Summary : This handbook is an accessible introduction to modern computer audit for new recruits to the profession and for practising financial auditors who need to increase their knowledge of computer auditing. The book will help meet an increasing need for computer audit training in the auditing profession. The basic perspective taken for this handbook is that of the internal auditor and since this is wider than the remit of external auditing, the contents apply to both. Auditors and accountants who wish to develop their knowledge of computer audit and security will find the book especially useful. In addition, information technology professionals and computer science students who are finding issues of security and control increasingly important, will discover this handbook to be of significant use in their work. Published in association with the Institute of Internal Auditors, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to modern computer audit for new recruits to the profession, and for financial auditors who wish to increase their knowledge of computer auditing. The main topics covered include: *computer audit management *auditing applications *small business computers *computer assisted audit techniques *databases *legal and code of practice issues *computer abuse. The author and contributors are audit and security practitioners, with many years' experience in this field. Contributors: Ian Douglas, Deputy Head of Systems Audit at Barclays Bank. Alan Oliphant, Computer Audit Manager, Standard Life Assurance Company, and Chairman of Information Technology Audit Development Committee (IIA); David Bentley, Chief Internal Auditor, Leeds Permanent Building Society and Stephen Hinde (the two latter being Past Presidents, IIA, UK). Published in association with the Institute of Internal Auditors Provides a comprehensive introduction to computer audit for new recruits to this subject Ideal for financial auditors who wish to increase their knowledge of computer auditing

The Basics of Information Security

The Basics of Information Security
  • Author : Jason Andress
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-09
  • Total pages :217
  • ISBN : 0128007443
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Summary : "The Basics of Information Security will provide the reader with a basic knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. We will first cover the basic knowledge needed to understand the key concepts of information security, discussing many of the concepts that underpin the security world. We will then dive into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operations, physical, network, operating system, and application security. Book Audience This book will provide a valuable resource to beginning security professionals, as well as to network and systems administrators. The information provided on can be used develop a better understanding on how we protect our information assets and defend against attacks, as well as how to apply these concepts practically"--

IT Audit

IT Audit
  • Author : Dan Tuuri
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 1597499668
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Summary : IT security audits are an essential part of maintaining a secure IT environment. The need for ongoing security audits is critical given the number of incidents, attacks and security breaches that are now commonplace. In addition, IT security audits are now mandated by numerous regulatory agencies and through industry guidelines, and the only way to prove compliance is with an audit IT Audit: Validating Infrastructure, Security, and Controls provides you with a thorough, yet compact overview of IT auditing. The guide provides you with all the necessary information if you’re preparing for an IT audit or planning to conduct an IT audit. Packed with specific examples from the author’s own experience, readers will gain insight in the auditing process and learn about regulations and standards such as the ISO-27000, series program, CoBIT, ITIL, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Also included are invaluable project engagement letters, timeline planning tools, checklists, forms and tips and techniques to help make the auditing process easier. Prepares readers for an internal audit with planning tools, checklists, and tips Provides real-world examples and guidance to help the reader apply the information and achieve compliance Explains the basics of complex regulations and standards such as ISO-27000, series program, CoBIT, ITIL, and Sarbanes-Oxley

Internal Audit Handbook

Internal Audit Handbook
  • Author : Henning Kagermann,William Kinney,Karlheinz Küting,Claus-Peter Weber
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-12-04
  • Total pages :610
  • ISBN : 3540708871
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Summary : This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of the tasks and challenges facing internal audit. It presents the Audit Roadmap, the process model of internal auditing developed at SAP® which describes all stages of an audit. Coverage provides information on issues such as the identification of audit fields, the annual audit planning, the organization and execution of audits as well as reporting and follow-up. The handbook also discusses management-related subjects. Separate chapters are dedicated to special topics like IT or SOX audits.

Budgeting Basics and Beyond

Budgeting Basics and Beyond
  • Author : Jae K. Shim,Joel G. Siegel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-12-03
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 9780470454350
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Summary :