Internal Audit Training, IT Audit Training Courses, Information Security Training - CPE Interactive

Continuing Professional Education for Audit, Assurance, & Info Security

Course Description

The basis for all auditing is the reliance on a control environment. The general controls review assesses the IT control environment, and through the evaluation of specific control activities, monitoring and communications, and risk assessment, provides the basis for the assessment’s conclusion. The process itself focuses on numerous areas affecting IT management, data integrity, accuracy, and security, as well as availability.

This course focuses on the planning, execution, and reporting of general IT controls reviews. Recognizing that the scope of the review is too wide to perform as one omnibus review, we provide you with an approach to assessing the highest risk areas, focusing on these on a routine basis, and developing a cycle approach to the less significant control processes. In addition, we utilize a maturity model, an objective repeatable assessment basis, which provides management with a measurement that can show improvement of controls over time.

In this course, we will discuss:

  • The IT General Control Review components
  • Frameworks to support the audit process
  • Compliance requirements (AS5, PCI-DSS, GLBA, HIPAA, state/federal privacy legislation)
  • The scope of a full-scope general controls review
  • Planning the scope of the general controls review
  • Integrating compliance requirements into the planning process
  • How to execute the review
  • Effective reporting processes using scorecards and maturity models

Learning Objectives:

  • Plan and execute a general controls review
  • Utilize risk assessment techniques to address the highest risk control issues
  • Provide management with a meaningful assessment of the maturity of the controls

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