Armour Comms launches industry leading secure Grou... » London: In direct response to customer demand, Armour Communications has announced the availability ... TDSi Supports Education Programme at IFSEC Inter... » Poole: Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be sponsoring the Tavcom Training Theatre at IFSEC... 'POWER PLAYERS' INITIATIVE OPENS TO ENTRIES » Leading younger people from across the engineering services sector have a new opportunity to be reco... Multitone launches comprehensive EkoCare Communi... » Multitone Electronics plc has announced the launch of its new EkoCare range for healthcare facilitie... Momentum builds as Critical Communications World d... » Critical Communications World (May 16-18, Hong Kong) is the leading and most influential congress an... New initiative shows increasing importance of CSR » A major new survey on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is now open to electrotechnical busine... OF FOOLS OF THE MIDDLE BELT, ONE NORTH AND PASTORA... » SERIES: BUHARISM AND THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW A treatise on pastoral jihadism, islamism, arabism a... Commvault partners with Pure Storage » Cisco Live, Melbourne, AU and Tinton Falls, NJ: Commvault has announced the integration of its Commv... OF FOOLS OF THE MIDDLE BELT, ONE NORTH AND PASTOR... » A treatise on pastoral jihadism, islamism, arabism and cultural imperialism in Nigeria (Ephesians ... Where was Aisha Buhari when idiot Kumapayi flagr... » "Clip-clip..clip-clip...Did you not hear when BABA DAURA say women's place is in the kitchen?" ...

CLICK HERE TO

Advertise with Vigilance

SOCIAL BOOKMARK

Got News?

Got news for Vigilance?

Have you got news/articles for us? We welcome news stories and articles from security experts, intelligence analysts, industry players, security correspondents in the main stream media and our numerous readers across the globe.

READ MORE

Subscribe to Vigilance Weekly

Information Security Header

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA: As enterprises increasingly face vast amounts of digital information and the consumerization of IT (BYOD), the role of information systems auditors has become more critical—and complex—than ever. To help audit and assurance professionals meet their increasing demands and responsibilities, ISACA, a nonprofit association serving 100,000 IT professionals in 180 countries, has developed more than 40 customizable IT audit/assurance programs, including two new releases:

 

 

Identity Management Audit/Assurance Program, which helps auditors provide management with an independent assessment of the effectiveness of identity management and its policies, procedures and governance activities. The review focuses on identity management standards, guidelines and procedures, as well as implementation and governance of these activities.

Software Assurance Audit/Assurance Program, which helps auditors provide management with an assessment of the maturity and effectiveness of the enterprise’s policies and procedures relating to the development, acquisition and deployment of software; identify deficiencies in internal controls; and identify control weaknesses in the processes to develop, acquire and deploy software that can affect the reliability, accuracy, stability and security of the enterprise’s information.

Other ISACA audit programs topics include bring your own device (BYOD), cybercrime, social media, crisis management, change management and cloud computing.

“ISACA’s audit programs can be used by auditors worldwide as a road map for specific assurance processes,” said Greg Grocholski, CISA, international president of ISACA and global business finance director for the Ventures and Business Development unit within The Dow Chemical Company. “They can be customized by IT auditors in any type of environment to help them conduct effective reviews that will help ensure trust and value from the enterprise’s information systems.”

The audit/assurance programs are based on the standards and guidance in ISACA’s IT Assurance Framework (ITAF) and align with the globally recognized COBIT 5 business framework for governance and management of IT. They have been developed by experienced assurance professionals and are peer reviewed. The programs are downloadable in a Word document and can be easily customized to fit specific operating environments. They also can be used by security and business professionals, who will benefit from applying the control objectives and audit steps to make the respective scope areas more robust.