Topic: audit

A Cobit Based IT Self Assessment Methodology

This IT self assessment tool can be used to identify gaps in capability and create the baseline for a benchmark against Cobit’s standards for best practice and identify opportunities for improvement.

Introduction to Cyber Forensics

This presentation provides an overview of cyber forensics – what is forensics? what is cyber forensics? who uses cyber forensics? what are the skills needed for cyber forensics?

Governance of High Risk Projects

The purpose of this report is to provide an independent assurance to government projects but its lessons are universally applicable – the same assurance discipline can be applied to IT investments.

SAS 70 Practices and Developments

This presentation provides an overview of Statement on Auditing Standards aka SAS 70 auditing standard – what is SAS 70 report? what is the terminology used? how to perform a SAS 70 audit? what are the key considerations? how to use a SAS 70 report? how to evaluate a SAS 70 report?

Auditing IT System Configurations

This presentation provides an overview of the general IT audit approach at visa and discusses standardization, audit exception reporting and audit issue remediation processes.

How to Build a Strong Audit Capability?

This presentation defines and clarifies the role, mission and charter of the internal audit function then describes its reporting structure and relationships with key stakeholders. It discusses best practices for executive reporting, risk assessment, life cycle and methodology and how to perform risk based and computer assisted audits.

Guidelines for Planning an IS Audit

This presentation discusses the planning and implementation of an IT audit – what are the key considerations? how to address the requirements of an IT Audit?

Continuous Monitoring and Auditing

This presentation discusses concepts, best practices, business case, and implementation guidelines for continuous auditing. It presents a case study to depict the practical application of these concepts.

An Introduction to Computer Auditing

This paper provides an overview of computer audit – what are the main activities in conducting a computer audit and what is the role of the computer auditor?

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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