IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Knowledge Engineer


October 18, 2010  12:48 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Compliance Verification Systems, Continuous Monitoring, Control System, Data Provisioning, Decision Techniques, Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, Exception Reporting Systems, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Management Information Systems, MIS

Since management is responsible for the entity’s controls, they should have the means to determine, on an ongoing basis, whether selected controls are operating as designed. Continuous monitoring typically addresses management’s responsibility to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of...

October 14, 2010  3:21 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Compliance Verification Systems, Continuous Monitoring, Control System, Data Provisioning, Decision Techniques, Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, Exception Reporting Systems, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Management Information Systems, MIS

Continuous monitoring allows management to have greater insight into the entity’s current state of compliance. Typically, for IT, continuous monitoring involves...


October 11, 2010  6:02 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Compliance Verification Systems, Continuous Monitoring, Control System, Data Provisioning, Decision Techniques, Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, Exception Reporting Systems, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Management Information Systems, MIS

To ensure effective continuous monitoring, adequate segregation-of-functions must be sustained. Continuous monitoring and segregation-of-functions are not new control concepts. Yet,...


October 7, 2010  12:28 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Compliance Verification Systems, Continuous Monitoring, Control System, Data Provisioning, Decision Techniques, Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP, Exception Reporting Systems, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Management Information Systems, MIS

According to The Institute of Internal Auditors, “Continuous monitoring of controls is a process that management puts in place to ensure that its policies and procedures are adhered to, and that business processes are...


October 4, 2010  5:25 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Compliance Verification Systems, Continuous Monitoring, Control System, Data Provisioning, Decision Techniques, Exception Reporting Systems, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Management Information Systems

To enable effective deployment, the three levels of continuous monitoring must operate harmoniously. The data provisioning level supplies raw datum for analysis after completing the collection process. This collected data can be extracted from processed and formatted output that...


September 30, 2010  6:54 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Compliance Verification Systems, Continuous Monitoring, Control System, Data Provisioning, Decision Techniques, Exception Reporting Systems, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Management Information Systems

"Monitoring encompasses the tracking of individual processes, so that information on their state can be easily seen, and statistics on the performance of one or more processes can be provided." Conceptually,...


September 27, 2010  5:30 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Compliance Verification Systems, Continuous Monitoring, Control System, Decision Techniques, Exception Reporting Systems, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Management Information Systems

An entity's MIS represents the aggregation of personnel, computer hardware and software, with associated policies and procedures, allowing data processing to generate utilizable information for decision-making. Pre-specified and routine...


September 23, 2010  2:10 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Compliance Verification Systems, Continuous Monitoring, Control System, Decision Techniques, Exception Reporting Systems, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Management Information Systems

Commonly, a Management Information System (MIS) is deployed to permit performance monitoring to assess compliance with adopted standards and enable corrective actions and/or


September 20, 2010  12:21 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Business Analyst, Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Protocol Analysis, System Analyst

From a technical perspective, the typical expert system can be divided into two essential parts: the knowledge base and the inference engine. The knowledge base contains the body of knowledge, or set of facts and relationships, obtained from the knowledge acquisition phase. The rules associated...


September 16, 2010  4:08 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Business Analyst, Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Protocol Analysis, System Analyst

To assist in assessing decisional acumen, most managers are under observation for situational responses impacting the entity. Therefore, information reliability is critical. During the final stage of preparation for deployment, an expert...


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