IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

January, 2011

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January 28, 2011  10:07 PM

Governing IT: Setting Control Objectives – Part V

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Using SWOT, each IT objectives analysis team member should have conversations with at least four other individuals from the entity to solicit their situational assessment of the current state of IT controls. At a minimum, the four individuals -- queried independently by each team member involved...

January 25, 2011  9:53 PM

Governing IT: Setting Control Objectives – Part IV

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

COBIT enables an entity to set clear control objectives for IT through the combining of previously discussed individual IT design and operational areas. Specifically, the eight IT managerial areas are grouped into four...


January 21, 2011  10:08 PM

Governing IT: Setting Control Objectives – Part III

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

IT planning, organization, acquisition, implementation, delivery, support, monitoring, and evaluation are baseline IT subjects that embrace core managerial responsibilities as conceived by Henri Fayol. Categorically, IT related planning,...


January 18, 2011  5:52 PM

Governing IT: Setting Control Objectives – Part II

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

General managerial objectives, such as maintaining satisfactory performance levels, can be translated into detail IT objectives defining acceptable IT configuration characteristics. The primary purpose of these detailed IT configuration objectives is to guide IT...


January 14, 2011  7:06 PM

Governing IT: Setting Control Objectives – Part I

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Reducing IT related errors, mistakes, omissions, irregularities, and illegal acts should be an explicit policy of every passive or...


January 11, 2011  5:07 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part VIII

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Without clear policies that define acceptable IT related behavior, sustaining an effective and efficient internal control system is a remote possibility. Conversely, the formulation of clear IT policies is a mechanism for creating and propagating transparent plans for the achievement of adopted IT...


January 8, 2011  12:26 AM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part VII

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Due to the continuous adoption of new or improved hardware, firmware and software, IT threat vectors are likely to remain a business risk for the foreseeable future. Once an entity understands what information needs to...


January 4, 2011  5:14 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part VI

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Performance measurement is a control activity.” Measurement techniques are the means for achieving effective performance monitoring. Manually monitoring...


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