In today's evolving virtual markets and highly complex, global corporate environments, information technology professionals, operational, financial, and IT auditors must all work together in helping to establish, implement, and secure organizational infrastructure from both internal and external threats. This course will provide the attendee with an insight into the most critical and sensitive areas of an organization, areas which are increasingly being examined by an organization's internal audit function. Internal controls and security are examined with an objective of gaining a better understanding of the audit concerns related to securing and controlling an organization's IT environment. Participation in this course will provide a unique opportunity for an organization's IT management, financial and operational auditors, and professional IT staff to become acquainted with the role and responsibilities of the organization's IT audit professional.
- Identify the critical elements involved in the formation of Internal Audits Charter.
- Recognize the important governance principles guiding 21st century organizations.
- Better understand Internal Audits mandate, mission, objectives and approaches to examining IT systems and infrastructure.
- Evaluate current standards, frameworks and legislative acts, which have mandated that organizations take a closer look at their IT infrastructure and operations.
- Assess corporate policies which may direct audit involvement and examination of IT operations.
- Examine the role of IT governance and its connection to IT auditing.
- Review the benefits of partnership between audit and IT management. and identify the major elements of an IT Audit.
- Appraise the role of an IT auditor, including an acknowledgement of an IT auditors skill set.
- Describe risk through effective risk profiling and management in IT auditing.
- Effectively prepare for an internal audit of IT operations.