IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Attestation


February 21, 2013  4:11 AM

Wikipedia: An assessment from a user’s perspective – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Adaptive Systems, Assurance Services, Attestation, Control Evaluation, Control System, Due Care, Educational Institutions, Internal Control System, Logical Security, Non-profit, Open Source, Operating Style, Quality Assurance Program, Security Risks, Trust Management

Based on my careful analysis of the factors associated with information reliability, there is a medium-to-high inherent risk of a researcher conveying unreliable information through citing Wikipedia material due to...

February 17, 2013  12:02 AM

Wikipedia: An assessment from a user’s perspective – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Adaptive Systems, Assurance Services, Attestation, Control Evaluation, Control System, Due Care, Educational Institutions, Internal Control System, Logical Security, Non-profit, Open Source, Operating Style, Quality Assurance Program, Security Risks, Trust Management

To provide an appropriate answer to this foundational question regarding Wikipedia an assessor must take into consideration the primary traits of reliability. Therefore, as previously stated in Wikipedia: An assessment from a user's perspective - part 1 as well as documented in


February 14, 2013  1:45 PM

Wikipedia: An assessment from a user’s perspective – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Adaptive Systems, Assurance Services, Attestation, Control Evaluation, Control System, Due Care, Educational Institutions, Internal Control System, Logical Security, Non-profit, Open Source, Operating Style, Quality Assurance Program, Security Risks, Trust Management

Wikipedia is often been presented as a great research resource; however it is also a public forum, where any authorized user can make a declaration or an assertion. “If you find an article that provides relevant information for your research topic, you should take care to investigate the source...


February 9, 2013  5:48 PM

Wikipedia: An assessment from a user’s perspective – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Adaptive Systems, Assurance Services, Attestation, Control Evaluation, Control System, Due Care, Educational Institutions, Internal Control System, Logical Security, Non-profit, Open Source, Operating Style, Quality Assurance Program, Security Risks, Trust Management

As conveyed by TechTarget.com, “Identity management (ID management) is a broad administrative area that deals with identifying individuals in a system (such as a country, a network, or an enterprise) and controlling their access to resources within that system by associating user rights and...


February 7, 2013  2:55 AM

Wikipedia: An assessment from a user’s perspective – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Adaptive Systems, Assurance Services, Attestation, Control Evaluation, Control System, Due Care, Educational Institutions, Internal Control System, Logical Security, Non-profit, Open Source, Operating Style, Quality Assurance Program, Security Risks, Trust Management

Following the framework outlined in IT Auditing: An Adaptive System, a critical aspect of an IT assessment is the identification of related risks. Though Wikipedia Project Administrators commonly disavow their Internet endeavors are based on a Social Networking System (SNS), their...


February 1, 2013  11:31 PM

Wikipedia: An assessment from a user’s perspective – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Adaptive Systems, Assurance Services, Attestation, Control Evaluation, Control System, Due Care, Educational Institutions, Internal Control System, Logical Security, Non-profit, Open Source, Operating Style, Quality Assurance Program, Trust Management

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April 5, 2010  5:57 PM

IT Audit Follow-up: Assessing Recommendation Resolution – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Assurance Service, Attestation, Audit Report, Evidence, Follow-up Procedures, IT Audit

Follow-up activities are essential to enabling continuous improvement in IT governance. IT audit must ensure follow-up activities are completed in a timely manner to reduce the cited risks to the entity’s operations. Nevertheless, management must...


April 1, 2010  6:56 PM

IT Audit Follow-up: Assessing Recommendation Resolution – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
AICPA, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Assurance Service, Attestation, Audit Committee, Audit Report, Evidence, Follow-up Procedures, IFAC, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, International Federation of Accountants, ISACA, IT Audit, Project Management, The IIA, The IIC, The Institute for Internal Controls, The Institute of Internal Auditors

A report on the status of follow-up activities, including agreed-upon recommendations not implemented, should be presented to the audit committee, if one has been established, or alternatively to the most


March 29, 2010  6:00 PM

IT Audit Follow-up: Assessing Recommendation Resolution – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Accounting Principles, AICPA, Assurance Service, Attestation, Audit Report, Evidence, Follow-up Procedures, IFAC, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Institute of Certified Public Accountants, International Federation of Accountants, ISACA, IT Audit, Project Management, The IIA, The IIC, The Institute for Internal Controls, The Institute of Internal Auditors

Control follow-up are activities pursued when an exception condition is identified and reported as presenting a risk to the entity. As a part of the follow-up activities, the...


March 25, 2010  8:25 PM

IT Audit Follow-up: Assessing Recommendation Resolution – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
AICPA, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Assurance Service, Attestation, Audit Report, Evidence, Follow-up Procedures, IFAC, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, International Federation of Accountants, ISACA, IT Audit, Procedures, Project Management, The IIA, The IIC, The Institute for Internal Controls, The Institute of Internal Auditors

IT audit area follow-up takes into account the materiality of reported findings and the impact if corrective action is not taken. As particulars, follow-up nature, timing and extent are dependent on


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