IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Monitoring


January 11, 2011  5:07 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Decision Making, Feedback Control, Fuzzy Logic, Goals, Internal Control Systems, ITG, Linear Control, Logic Control, Management, Monitoring, Objectives, Organizing, Planning, Policy Enforcement, Policy Formation, Sequential Control

Without clear policies that define acceptable IT related behavior, sustaining an effective and efficient internal control system is a remote possibility. Conversely, the formulation of clear IT policies is a mechanism for creating and propagating transparent plans for the achievement of adopted IT...

January 8, 2011  12:26 AM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Decision Making, Feedback Control, Fuzzy Logic, Goals, Internal Control Systems, ITG, Linear Control, Logic Control, Management, Monitoring, Objectives, Organizing, Planning, Policy Enforcement, Policy Formation, Sequential Control

Due to the continuous adoption of new or improved hardware, firmware and software, IT threat vectors are likely to remain a business risk for the foreseeable future. Once an entity understands what information needs to...


January 4, 2011  5:14 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Decision Making, Feedback Control, Fuzzy Logic, Goals, Internal Control Systems, ITG, Linear Control, Logic Control, Management, Monitoring, Objectives, Organizing, Planning, Policy Enforcement, Policy Formation, Sequential Control

Performance measurement is a control activity.” Measurement techniques are the means for achieving effective performance monitoring. Manually monitoring...


December 31, 2010  6:10 PM

Governing IT: Policy Formulation and Enforcement – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Decision Making, Feedback Control, Fuzzy Logic, Goals, Internal Control Systems, ITG, Linear Control, Logic Control, Management, Monitoring, Objectives, Organizing, Planning, Policy Enforcement, Policy Formation, Sequential Control

Management’s intentions for IT can be implemented manually and/or technologically. Nevertheless, effective IT policy enforcement ultimately depends on the actions of individuals and control systems responsible for monitoring assigned activities. IT policy...


October 5, 2009  7:45 PM

Hardware Protection… Dust, Temperature, and Humidity – Oh My! – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Air Flow, Availability, Boards, Cards, Care, Central Processing Unit, CPU, Delivery, Due Diligence, Humidity, Install-and-Forget, Media Errors, Monitoring, Plug-and-Play, Safeguarding, Temperature

Decreasing computer hardware replacement cost has not eliminated the need for adequate environmental protection. To avoid humidity corruption, information security managers should verify humidity and temperature levels are maintained within the...


October 1, 2009  11:22 PM

Hardware Protection… Dust, Temperature, and Humidity – Oh My! – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Air Flow, Availability, Boards, Cards, Care, Central Processing Unit, CPU, Delivery, Due Diligence, Humidity, Install-and-Forget, Media Errors, Monitoring, Plug-and-Play, Safeguarding, Temperature

IT can, and does, operate within a wide humidity range. Seasonal humidity changes are usually easier to control than hourly fluctuations. Under either circumstance, normally the primary environmental concern is preventing conditions that permit humidity alterations where condensation is the...


September 28, 2009  6:11 PM

Hardware Protection… Dust, Temperature, and Humidity – Oh My! – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Air Flow, Availability, Boards, Cards, Care, Central Processing Unit, CPU, Delivery, Due Diligence, Humidity, Install-and-Forget, Media Errors, Monitoring, Plug-and-Play, Safeguarding, Temperature

When the relative humidity is high, water particulates are formed corresponding to the heat index. High humidity can warp hardware configuration cards. In addition, without adequate insulation, any conditions that cause...


September 24, 2009  7:03 PM

Hardware Protection… Dust, Temperature, and Humidity – Oh My! – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Air Flow, Availability, Boards, Care, Central Processing Unit, CPU, Delivery, Due Diligence, Humidity, Install-and-Forget, Media Errors, Monitoring, Plug-and-Play, Safeguarding, Temperature

Climatically, strategizing optimum environmental conditions for information assets is a managerial safeguarding responsibility....


September 21, 2009  6:24 PM

Hardware Protection… Dust, Temperature, and Humidity – Oh My! – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Availability, Boards, Care, Delivery, Due Diligence, Install-and-Forget, Monitoring, Plug-and-Play

'Plug-and-Play' devices should never be regarded as 'Install-and-Forget' hardware. Though computer operations personnel are normally responsible for IT related hardware implementations,...


August 31, 2009  8:57 PM

Synchronizing Balanced Scorecards – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Baseline, Continuous Improvement, Delivery Value, Goals, ITG, Key Indicators, Management System, Monitoring, Service Measurement, Strategic Performance, Strategic Planning

Balanced Scorecards are considered an effective means to assist the entity's oversight committee and operational management in achieving information security,


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