IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Educational Institutions


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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July 27, 2010  3:28 PM

Not-for-profit Risk Management – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Architecture, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Risk Tolerance, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Deploying Enterprise Governance bilaterally connected to IT Governance enables management to focus on value creation drivers that move an entity forward and sustain proper as well as adequate controls. ...


July 23, 2010  6:25 PM

Not-for-profit Risk Management – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Architecture, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Risk Tolerance, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Utilizing a maturity model can aid management in identifying risk issues. Procedurally, a maturity model provides a standard means to document and evaluate the state of controls. Collectively, the entity’s not-for-profit managers can contribute to...


July 20, 2010  5:10 PM

Not-for-profit Risk Management – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Architecture, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

An IT risk assessment consists of risk identification and risk analysis. For not-for-profit entities, risk identification includes examining external factors such as technological...


July 16, 2010  5:16 PM

Not-for-profit Risk Management – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
COBIT, Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Architecture, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Adequate risk management provides processes whereby the entity methodically addresses risks impacting the IT architecture with the goal of achieving sustained benefit from each IT configuration and across the


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