IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Control Methods


August 22, 2012  12:49 AM

IT Hardware Validity Checks – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Control Methods, Control Processes, Control Techniques, CPU, Digital Storage Devices, EDI, Electronic Commerce, Electronic Data Interchange, Feedback Control, Firmware, Hardware Controls, Information Communication Technology, Information Security, Infrastructure, Integrity, IT Architecture, IT Configuration, IT Infrastructure, IT Security, Media Errors, Risk Management

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



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Control Methods, Control Processes, Control Techniques, CPU, Digital Storage Devices, EDI, Electronic Commerce, Electronic Data Interchange, Feedback Control, Firmware, Hardware Controls, Information Communication Technology, Information Security, Infrastructure, Integrity, IT Architecture, IT Configuration, IT Infrastructure, IT Security, Media Errors, Risk Management

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



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Control Methods, Control Processes, Control Techniques, Digital Storage Devices, EDI, Electronic Commerce, Electronic Data Interchange, Feedback Control, Hardware Controls, Information Communication Technology, Information Security, Infrastructure, Integrity, IT Architecture, IT Configuration, IT Infrastructure, IT Security, Media Errors, Risk Management

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



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Control Methods, Control Processes, Control Techniques, Digital Storage Devices, EDI, Electronic Commerce, Electronic Data Interchange, Feedback Control, Hardware Controls, Information Communication Technology, Information Security, Infrastructure, Integrity, IT Architecture, IT Configuration, IT Hardware, IT Infrastructure, IT Security, Media Errors, Risk Management

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 4, 2012  12:23 AM

IT Hardware Duplicity and Echo Checks – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Control Methods, Echo Check, Hardware Controls, Information Communication Technology, Information Security, Infrastructure Management, Integrity, IT Architecture, IT Configuration, IT Hardware, IT Security, Risk Management

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



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Control Methods, Echo Check, Hardware Controls, Information Communication Technology, Information Security, Infrastructure Management, Integrity, IT Architecture, IT Configuration, IT Hardware, IT Security, Risk Management

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...


July 27, 2012  11:39 PM

IT Hardware Duplicity and Echo Checks – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Control Methods, Echo Check, Hardware Controls, Information Communication Technology, Information Security, Infrastructure Management, Integrity, Internet, IT Architecture, IT Configuration, IT Hardware, IT Security, Risk Management

Duplicate operations may be performed on independent IT hardware components or on the same component. Alternatively, the repeat operation may be complimentary to the initial operation, such as where a read is performed after a write to check what was written. Duplicate operations are commonly...


July 25, 2012  12:08 AM

IT Hardware Duplicity and Echo Checks – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Configuration Management, Control Methods, Echo Check, Hardware Controls, Information Communication Technology, Information Security, Infrastructure Management, Integrity, Internet, IT Architecture, IT Configuration, IT Hardware, IT Security, Risk Management

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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...


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