IT Auditing - Principles and Practices for Executives and Directors
Objectives of the Presentation
- Identification of IT audit phases
- Identification of IT audit information sources
- Designing the best practices set for successfully completing an IT audit
- Understanding information criteria use
- IT audit data collection and analysis management
- Defending a formally written IT Audit Program
Why Should you Attend
As computing power has advanced, entities have become increasingly dependent on technology to carry out their operational requirements and to collect, process, maintain and report essential data. This reliance on electronically encoded data and on the systems that affect managerial decisions are a major concern for audit professionals. Consequently, Information Technology (IT) auditors examine the adequacy of controls in information systems and related operations to assure effectiveness and efficiency in business processes. Additionally, among other assurance services, IT auditors evaluate the reliability of computer-generated data supporting financial statements and analyze specific programs and their processing results. To ensure maximum value delivery from audit area assessments, oversight committee members need an evaluation methodology that enables confidence in the work performed by IT auditors.
The principles outlined in this session reflect best industry practices as well as managerial experience and cover three overarching themes: government, entity, and audit convergences. A discussion will occur that examines IT audit reporting and follow-up processes to enable enhancement of audit committee risk assessments.
This 75 minute presentation highlights assurance assessment oversight for information and related technology considerations. Systemically, this webinar covers accepted criteria for examining information systems deployed in specific audit areas. Regarding assurance practice content, this webinar will address fiduciary responsibilities for sound IT governance, IT risk management, and IT compliance using detailed examples. In this webinar, we will discuss the suitability of using accepted information criteria to determine appropriate entity-wide IT due diligence.
At the end of this session, the speaker will handle your specific questions and address any challenges you have/had in IT auditing process.
By attending, you will learn:
- Effective IT audit function oversight
- Principles and practices for performing IT audits
- Sound strategic and tactical IT risk considerations
- Three tiers of enterprise governance occur regarding:
- Implementation factors
This webinar facilitates an executive-level understanding of the ISACA IT Auditing Standards associated with performing IT assurance services and accepted areas of risk for most organizations through exposure to The Davis Adaptive IT Auditing System and Governance Tree frameworks. This webinar 'IT Auditing -Principles and Practices for Executives and Directors,' presents guidance following the general structure of planning, studying, testing, reporting and follow-up. This structure can be applied broadly, or narrowly, defined IT audits. (see
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