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Oct 3 2016   7:27PM GMT

IT controls

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Risk management

An IT control is a procedure or policy that provides a reasonable assurance that the information technology (IT) used by an organization operates as intended, that data is reliable and that the organization is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. IT Controls can be categorized as either general controls (ITGC) or application controls (ITAC). Continued…

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“Results of the ITGC audit also provide an effective assessment of the risk level to the infrastructure. They identify areas where improvement is needed, which can help reduce risk.” – Paul Kirvan

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