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Auditing Information Systems
by Jack J. Champlain
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Have you been asked to perform an information systems audit and don't know where to start? Examine a company's hardware, software, and data organization and processing methods to ensure quality control and security with this easy, practical guide to auditing computer systems--the tools necessary to implement an effective IS audit. In nontechnical language and following the format of an IS audit program, you'll gain insight into new types of security certifications (e.g., TruSecure, CAP SysTrust, CPA WebTrust) as well as the importance of physical security controls, adequate insurance, and digital surveillance systems.
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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.
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