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NEW! How Internal Audit Can Respond to IT Management’s Top Business Technology Issues

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The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) recently published its second edition of Top Business/Technology Issues Survey Results. This document provides IT and internal audit assurance professionals with an understanding of senior IT management’s concerns.

Using supporting surveys and status reports, as well as good business practices, we will discuss management’s top issues. This will permit participants to build an audit response to their top technology issues that improves internal auditing’s relevance, develops confidence with the audit client/customer, and provides a necessary service.​​​​

Course Duration: 1 day(s)
CPE Hours Available: 7
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Auditing
Basic understanding of IT management, internal audit management, and audit frameworks.
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Format: On-site Training (Group-Live)

​Regulatory Compliance​

  • Identifying compliance requirements
  • Building a compliance inventory
  • Integrating the compliance requirements into the audit universe
  • Building continuous monitoring/auditing practices into the regulatory compliance function
  • Normalizing regulatory compliance
  • Establishing operating efficiencies

Enterprise-based IT Management and Governance

  • Identifying the scope and components of IT governance
  • Sources of IT governance best practices
  • Minimizing IT project risk
  • Managing the IT portfolio

Information Security Management

  • Understanding current information security management gaps
  • Assessing the risks introduced by mobile assets and applications
  • Evaluating cloud computing risks
  • Reputational risk and social networking — the next frontier

Disaster Recovery/ Business Continuity

  • Gaps in business continuity ownership
  • Transforming the focus from recovery to continuity management
  • Business continuity as a management function

Challenges of Managing IT Risks

  • Establishing management risk assessment best practices
  • Integrating risk assessments into the IT management process
  • Understanding the different objectives of audit and IT management risk assessments
  • Integrating management risk assessments into the audit risk assessment
  • Establishing audit scope based upon the results of both management and audit risk assessments

Internal Audit as a Team Player With IT Management

  • Providing value as part of the audit process
  • Finding a middle ground between management “cheerleader” and “enforcer”
  • Using maturity models to provide objective reporting

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