Table Of Contents

IT Auditing And Controls

1. Introduction to IT Risks & Controls

  • Role of IT
  • Risk Definitions
  • Risk Assessment
  • Information Security Objectives
  • IT Controls Cost / Risk Balance
  • Internal Control Overview
  • Accountability & Auditability
  • Integrated Auditing
2. Planning IT Audits
  • Definition of Internal Audit
  • IT Audit Planning
  • Audit Universe / IT Audit Universe
  • Risk Criteria
  • Audit Engagement Planning
  • IT Control Categories
  • Mapping Risk and Control Categories
3. Audit & Control Frameworks and Standards
  • Maintaining Objectivity
  • What is a Standard?
  • COSO
  • GAO Green Book
  • IIA Global Technology Audit Guides
  • COBIT®
  • ISO 27002 Security Standard
4. Basics of Information Technology
  • Computer Hardware
  • Central Processing Unit / Memory
  • Operating Systems (OS)
  • Mainframe
  • Client/Server Technology
  • Virtualization / Virtual Servers
  • Batch and Interactive Models
5. Database Technology and Controls
  • Managing Information
  • Database Terminology
  • Database Management Systems (DBMS)
  • Hierarchical Databases
  • Relational Databases
  • Database Risks
  • Database Audits
6. Network Technology and Controls
  • Networking Risks
  • What is a “Network”?
  • OSI Model
  • Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • Wide Area Networks (WANs)
  • Network Devices
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS / IPS)
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Wireless
  • The Internet
  • Cloud Computing
7. IT Governance
  • Audit’s Role in IT Governance
  • IIA Professional Practices Framework - Governance
  • Linking Business and IT Strategies
  • IT Governance Objectives
  • COBIT® 5 - IT Governance / Management
  • IIA GTAG - Auditing IT Governance
  • Separation of Duties
  • Assessing Outsourced IT Functions
8. IT General Controls
  • Logical Security
  • Change Management
  • Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery
  • Operation Controls
  • Physical Security
  • Environmental Exposures
  • System Development
9. Business Application Controls
  • Business Application Control Categories
  • Business Application Risks
  • What is a Transaction?
  • Transaction Life Cycle
  • Business Application Audit Objectives
  • Business Application Controls
  • The Future of Applications

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