IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

June, 2012

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June 29, 2012  8:34 PM

IT Equipment Functionality and Integrity Checks – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Digital Storage Devices, Hardware Controls, Information Communication Technology, Information Security, Infrastructure Management, IT Configuration, IT Hardware, Risk Management

Correspondingly, the CPU can monitor printer operations to ensure correct print synchronization. This entails the CPU checking print timing to ensure that the image is created when the print device is in the right position. Lastly, data communication facilities may have cybernetic line and...

June 28, 2012  12:00 AM

IT Equipment Functionality and Integrity Checks – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Digital Storage Devices, Hardware Controls, Information Security, Infrastructure Management, IT Hardware, Risk Management

Forms of automatic error diagnosis routines Automatic error diagnosis is utilized by several hardware configuration components. A typical application is the installation of Central Processing Unit (CPU) circuitry to...


June 23, 2012  12:00 AM

IT Equipment Functionality and Integrity Checks – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Digital Storage Devices, Hardware Controls, Information Security, Infrastructure Management, IT Hardware, Risk Management

Collectively, the term IT hardware describes all equipment necessary to enable IT services utilization. Yet, each hardware configuration item may have distinct operational characteristics...


June 19, 2012  11:24 PM

Computer Hardware Risks – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Digital Storage Devices, Hardware Controls, Infrastructure Management, IT Hardware, Risk Management

Impact of IT hardware failures on information integrity Failure of a semiconductor, diode, or transistor may affect the electrical impulses utilized in the processing of data, the storage of data, and the communication of data between different equipment in the IT...


June 15, 2012  9:31 PM

Computer Hardware Risks – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Digital Storage Devices, Hardware Controls, Infrastructure Management, IT Hardware, Risk Management

Some data processing specialist believe that it is unnecessary to devote much attention to hardware deployments. According to this school of thought, modern computer hardware is designed to be very resilient, and most of them have built in protection mechanisms. Consequently, control...


June 12, 2012  9:46 PM

What Every IT Manager Should Know About Service Delivery and Support – Part XII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Audit, COBIT, Control Environment, Control Methods, Ethics, Human Resources, Infrastructure, Integrity, ISACA, ISO, IT Audit, ITSM, Organizational Structure, Service Delivery, Systems

Audit professionals have a significant role in supporting an adequate control environment when providing contributions to strategic, tactical, and operational value through governance improvement recommendations. Consistent with entity oversight responsibilities, board of directors should insist...


June 8, 2012  10:32 PM

What Every IT Manager Should Know About Service Delivery and Support – Part XI



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Control Environment, Control Methods, Ethics, Human Resources, Infrastructure, Integrity, ISACA, ISO, ITSM, Organizational Structure, Service Delivery, Systems

Foundationally, the IT control environment should assist in enabling the governing body, management and all other staff in providing reasonable assurance regarding achievement of the following general objectives:  Operational Efficiency  Operational Effectiveness  Operational...


June 5, 2012  9:55 PM

What Every IT Manager Should Know About Service Delivery and Support – Part X



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Control Environment, Control Methods, Ethics, Human Resources, Infrastructure, Integrity, ISACA, ISO, ITSM, Organizational Structure, Service Delivery, Systems

Management’s control methods over compliance with laws and regulations should ensure appropriate measures are deployed to ascertain whether entity personnel understand implemented governance practices, and governance processes are being...


June 1, 2012  9:54 PM

What Every IT Manager Should Know About Service Delivery and Support – Part IX



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Control Environment, Ethics, Human Resources, Infrastructure, Integrity, ISACA, ISO, ITSM, Organizational Structure, Service Delivery, Systems

Human resources policies are definite courses or methods of action selected by management from alternatives, considering the environment, that guide as well as determine present and future employment decisions. For example, training policies that communicate prospective roles and...


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