IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, Second Edition

IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, Second Edition

An in-depth guide to IT auditing - buy your copy today!

An in-depth guide to IT auditing that is one of the world's most purchased books on the subject - buy now!


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Plan for and manage an effective IT audit programme using the in-depth information contained in this comprehensive resource.

IT Auditing: Using Controls to Protect Information Assets, Second Edition is an in-depth guide to implementing an IT auditing programme within any type or size of organisation. Written by IT auditing experts, this book has been thoroughly updated and continues to be one of the world's bestselling IT auditing books.  

The book covers how to employ such standards and frameworks such as CobiT, ITIL® and ISO standards. It also provides an understanding of regulations that may affect an IT audit, including the US's Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA acts, Pay Card Industry (PCI) standard.

Inside the book you will find out how to create an effective IT audit function for your organisation. In-depth IT audit guidance along with real-world examples are provided, helping you to achieve this successfully. Added to this, templates and ready-to-use-checklists are provided that have been used successfully in other IT audit teams, meaning you don't have to recreate any wheels.

With this book you'll learn how to:

  • Build and maintain an internal IT audit function with maximum effectiveness and value
  • Audit entity-level controls, data centres, and disaster recovery
  • Examine switches, routers, and firewalls
  • Evaluate Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems
  • Audit Web servers and applications
  • Analyse databases and storage solutions
  • Assess WLAN and mobile devices
  • Audit virtualized environments
  • Evaluate risks associated with cloud computing and outsourced operations
  • Drill down into applications to find potential control weaknesses
  • Use standards and frameworks, such as COBIT, ITIL, and ISO
  • Understand regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI
  • Implement proven risk management practices

Reviews of the Books:

'A must-have for auditors and IT professionals.'
-Doug Dexter, CISSP-ISSMP, CISA, Audit Team Lead, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • A guide to implementing an IT auditing programme within an organisation. Doing so will save you time, money and prevent errors from occurring.
  • Shows you how to use standards and frameworks such as COBIT, and ISO standards to comply with legal regulations, preventing you from being sued or worse!
  • Covers the newest areas of IT auditing, including auditing cloud, outsourced operations and virtualized environments. Keeping you up to date with the latest changes in the industry.
  • Will give you a basic understanding of the key legislation regarding IT auditing. Gives you the knowledge to succeed as an IT auditor.

Authors: Chris Davis, Mike Schiller, Kevin Wheeler
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Format: Softcover
ISBN 10: 0071742387
ISBN 13: 9780071742382
Pages: 512
Published Date: 1 March 2011
Availability: In Stock

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