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Exploring Corrective Controls

Course Description

In a perfect world, processes, systems, and infrastructure never fail; but in reality, a host of natural and human actions cause disruption to critical business processes. Maintaining a solid operational resiliency program aides organizations in combating disruptions.  Thoroughly documenting, reviewing, and regularly testing business continuity, disaster recovery, and incident response plans provide a degree of assurance that the organization is prepared for potential business disruptions.

Internal auditors need a basic understanding of all aspects of operational resiliency. Without this knowledge, internal auditors may not fully comprehend the risks associated with not having an operational resiliency plans in place. The Exploring Corrective Controls self-study course delivers an introduction to continuity concepts, and emphasizes business continuity, disaster recovery, and incident response. Further, this course guides internal auditors in building proficiencies for providing related assurance services by describing the general IT competencies needed by today’s internal auditors.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Recognize operational resilience and business resiliency as the primary building blocks needed to successfully recover from an event.
  • Distinguish key business recovery concepts, including business impact analysis, business continuity, disaster recovery, and incident response.
  • Describe the phases in developing business continuity plans (BCPs), disaster recovery plans (DRPs), incident response plans (IRPs), and incident response playbooks.
  • Discuss backup processing concepts.
  • Explore consulting and assessment activities as they relate to internal audit.
Course Duration: 1 day(s)
CPEs Available: 1.2
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Information Technology
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study