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Auditing Insider Threats

Course Description
A robust Information Security program is a necessity today. When assessing the completeness of the program the auditor must determine if the program adequately addresses both external and internal threat. Making sure there is proper attention given to insider threats is important because their costs continue to rise.
This course provides an overview of what insider threats are and the elements contained in an insider threat program. It helps internal auditors understand their role in support of the organization’s insider threat initiatives, and elaborates on planning and performing an audit engagement by addressing key risks that should be considered when planning an audit of the insider threat program.
Learning Objective(s):
  • Recognize the characteristics and warning signs related to insider threats.
  • Describe common risks related to insider threat.

  • Describe common controls to protect against insider threats.

  • Identify the necessary components of an insider threat program.

  • Recognize the key activities to include in an insider threat audit.

  • Restate how to provide assurance of an insider threat program to the board.
Course Duration: 1 day(s)
CPEs Available: 1.2
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Auditing
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study