IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

August, 2012

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August 31, 2012  11:31 PM

Data Communications Risk in Distributed Computing – Part III

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

The electrical signal may be changed by mechanical component failure of the communications network, or by a problem related to the characteristics of data communications. Of these two error sources, the characteristics of data communications are by far more important. Root causes of most...

August 29, 2012  2:00 PM

Data Communications Risk in Distributed Computing – Part II

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

A common type of data communications risk According to Christopher E. Strangio, the distance over which data moves within IT can vary from a few thousandths of an inch, as is the case within a single integrated circuit (IC) chip, to several feet along the main circuit board’s...


August 25, 2012  12:09 AM

Data Communications Risk in Distributed Computing – Part I

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

As the distance between the message source and designated destination increases, accurate transmission becomes increasingly more risky. Data communication systems are designed with transmission speed and capacity to meet the timeliness and volume needs of defined users. Nonetheless, data...


August 22, 2012  12:49 AM

IT Hardware Validity Checks – Part IV

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Some IT configurations are capable of assigning whole sections of memory for prescribed operations, programs, and/or data. These assigned sections of memory can be protected by a hardware address validity check. This type of control is also known as


August 17, 2012  11:59 PM

IT Hardware Validity Checks – Part III

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Validity checking of datum passed to peripheral devices A data validity check compares characters or fields that are written or read with a set of all valid characters or fields. It is particularly useful technique with peripheral devices such as printers. For example, a...


August 15, 2012  12:34 AM

IT Hardware Validity Checks – Part II

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Information validity implies data elements represent real conditions, rules or relationships rather than physical object characteristics. IT hardware validity checks are preventive and/or detective control measures that should be implemented to ensure appropriate data processing. There are three...


August 11, 2012  12:36 AM

IT Hardware Validity Checks – Part I

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

IT hardware validity checks are preventive and/or detective control measures that should be implemented to ensure appropriate data processing. An important component of enabling information integrity is sustaining data and task validity. Within...


August 7, 2012  5:48 PM

Are Organizations Potentially Falling Short?

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Current events posted by various news outlets, including Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Yahoo.com, concerning Knight Capital’s financial debacle, present some very serious allegations regarding managerial due diligence during system development...


August 4, 2012  12:23 AM

IT Hardware Duplicity and Echo Checks – Part IV

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Deploying appropriate hardware communication controls Hardware size and accessibility make transportability an issue because of uncertainty that an installed configuration has appropriate controls. Small IT configurations have unique hardware characteristics that distinguish...


August 1, 2012  12:33 AM

IT Hardware Duplicity and Echo Checks – Part III

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

IT echo checking to ensure data integrity and command compliance The control purpose of an IT hardware echo check is to ensure that commands sent to peripheral, or remote, equipment are obeyed and that datum are received correctly. In this activity, the computer checks to ensure...


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