IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Control Techniques


October 13, 2012  12:40 AM

Essential Operating System Protection Mechanisms – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Central Processing Unit, Configuration Management, Control Techniques, IAP, ICT, Information Communication Technology, Information Security, Information Security Infrastructure Management, Infrastructure Management, IT Configuration, IT Controls, IT Infrastructure, IT Security, IT Security Infrastructure, Logical Security, Operational Level Agreement, OS, Risk Management, Risk Mitigation

Deployable operating system protection mechanisms In most instances, the purpose of operating system protection mechanisms are to prevent programs from interfering with each other during processing and to ensure there are no errors in referencing of subroutines in the program...

October 11, 2012  12:39 PM

Essential Operating System Protection Mechanisms – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
BYOD, Central Processing Unit, Configuration Management, Control Techniques, IAP, Information Communication Technology, Information Security, Information Security Infrastructure Management, Infrastructure Management, IT Configuration, IT Controls, IT Infrastructure, IT Security, IT Security Infrastructure, Logical Security, Operational Level Agreement, OS, Risk Management, Risk Mitigation

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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...


May 4, 2012  11:35 PM

What Every IT Manager Should Know About Service Delivery and Support – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Control Environment, Control Techniques, Infrastructure, ISO, ITSM, Service Delivery, Service Support, Systems

The control environment is an important component of an entity’s control structure or system that directly impacts IT governance. Literally, an entity’s control environment sets the “


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