IT Audit

Welcome To The W3 Journal IT Audit Section

An IT Audit is an examination or inspection of the controls within an entity's or organization's information technology infrastructure. It is a highly complex and structured operation.

Different tyes of IT audit include: Systems and Applications Audit; Information Processing Facilities; Systems Development; Management of IT and Enterprise Architecture. The audit process normally includes: Planning; Studying and Evaluating Controls; Testing and Evaluating Controls; Reporting; Follow-up.

There are a number of processional certifications in this arena, including: CISA - Certified Information System Auditor
CIA - Certified Internal Auditor
CAP - Certification and Accreditation Professional
CPA - Certified Public Accountant
CA - Chartered Accountant
CCP - Certified Computer Professional
CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CISM - Certified Information Security Manager

Bodies performing audits are often:
Federal or State Regulators (eg: CISA, CISSP, OCC, DOJ)
Corporate Internal Auditors (eg: Certificated accountants, CISA, CISSP)
Corporate Security Staff (eg: Security managers, CISSP, CISM)
IT Staff (eg: support, management).



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