IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Jul 6 2012   10:32PM GMT

IT Equipment Functionality and Integrity Checks – Part V

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Automatic retry is employed in data communications by retransmission of erroneous messages. Retransmission is utilized in conjunction with an error-detection technology and can involve the retransmission of a character, word, record, or set of records.

Verifying the adequacy of equipment checks

Ensuring adequate IT hardware controls is a managerial responsibility. Therefore, verification procedures should be performed to permit providing a positive assertion regarding IT hardware reliability and data integrity based, in part, on effective computer equipment checks.

The owner’s inability to provide a positive assertion regarding IT hardware deployment may be caused by lack of equipment checks that impact information integrity. Nevertheless, when inadequate equipment checks are discovered appropriate compensating and/or mitigating hardware controls should be implemented to ensure accurate and complete IT processing.

View Part I of the IT Equipment Functionality and Integrity Checks series here

Post Note: “IT Equipment Functionality and Integrity Checks – Part V” was originally published through Suite101.com under the title “IT Equipment Functionality and Integrity Checks”

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