IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Control Self-assessment

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March 31, 2009  9:36 PM

Control Assessments – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Assurance Services, Control Self-assessment, CSA, IAP, ICR, Illegal Acts, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Management, Internal Control Review, Irregularities

Arguably, data security is the most significant domain supporting information reliability. Entity oversight committees should monitor control activities for on-going relevance and effectiveness as well as responses to information security...

March 28, 2009  8:20 PM

Control Assessments – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Assurance Services, Control Self-assessment, CSA, IAP, ICR, Illegal Acts, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Management, Internal Control Review, Irregularities

Information security managers should prepare for audits utilizing control self-assessments to verify compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures. It is always a sound idea to strategically plan annual control self-assessments....


March 24, 2009  7:11 PM

Control Assessments – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Assurance Services, Control Self-assessment, CSA, IAP, ICR, Illegal Acts, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Management, Internal Control Review, Irregularities

Management needs to understand the status of the entity's IT systems to decide what safeguarding mechanisms should be deployed to meet business requirements. When IAP monitoring is built into the entity's operating activities, and process performance is reviewed on a real-time basis; control...


March 19, 2009  7:56 PM

Control Assessments – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Assurance Services, Control Self-assessment, CSA, IAP, Illegal Acts, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Management, Internal Control Review, Irregularities

For most entities, information and related technologies compliance management is critical to survival as well as success. As with other organizational programs, security compliance does not occur through managerial intent transmissions from a remote planet in some distant galaxy far, far away....


February 9, 2009  8:02 PM

How Does Management Support Deploying IT Governance?



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Control Self-assessment, Framework, ISACA, ITGI, Management Information Systems, Methodology, Quality Assurance Program, Technique

Depending on your abstraction level, IT governance can be viewed as a framework, methodology, or technique. As a framework, IT governance enables a “system of controls” assisting in assuring organizational goals and objectives are achieved effectively and efficiently. As a methodology, IT...


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