Increasingly, auditors, information security professionals, managers, and audit committees are being called upon to assess the risks and evaluate the controls over computer information systems in all types of organizations. However, many of these stakeholders are unfamiliar with the techniques they can use to efficiently and effectively determine whether information systems are adequately protected. Auditing Information Systems, Second Edition presents an easy, practical guide to auditing information systems that can be applied to all computing environments.
With the Second Edition of this popular resource, auditors will be able to examine an organizations hardware, software, data protection, and processing methods to ensure that adequate controls and security are in place. Little in the way of prerequisite technical know-how is required. Author Jack Champlain begins by explaining the basics of any computer systemthe central processing unit, operating system, and application systemgiving every auditor the tools needed to begin an audit. This is followed by a step-by-step approach for conducting information systems audits, detailing specific procedures that auditors can readily apply to their own organizations. The Second Edition devotes special attention to the issues of most concern to information managers today. It provides over 80 case studies that demonstrate how concepts can be applied in real-world situations. Chapter topics include:
As networks and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems bring resources together, and as increasing privacy violations and international political volatility threaten more organizations, information systems integrity becomes more important than ever. Auditing Information Systems, Second Edition empowers auditors, information security professionals, managers, and audit committees to effectively gauge the adequacy and effectiveness of information systems controls.
The tools, guidelines, and procedures that IS auditors need
Auditing Information Systems, Second Edition, explains clearly how to audit the controls and security over all types of information systems environments. The concepts and techniques in the book enable auditors, information security professionals, managers, and audit committee members of every knowledge and skill level to truly understand whether or not their computing systems are safe. The book provides a detailed examination of contemporary auditing issues such as:
Auditing Information Systems, Second Edition gives auditing professionals the tools they need to get their job done right. It is a must-have reference for any auditors library.See all Product Description