TMCNet:  ISACA Issues New Audit Programs on Identity Management and Software Assurance

[February 27, 2013]

ISACA Issues New Audit Programs on Identity Management and Software Assurance

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Rolling Meadows, IL, USA -- As enterprises increasingly face vast amounts of digital information and the consumerization of IT (BYOD), the role of information systems auditors has become more critical--and complex--than ever. To help audit and assurance professionals meet their increasing demands and responsibilities, ISACA, a nonprofit association serving 100,000 IT professionals in 180 countries, has developed more than 40 customizable IT audit/assurance programs, including two new releases: Identity Management Audit/Assurance Program, which helps auditors provide management with an independent assessment of the effectiveness of identity management and its policies, procedures and governance activities. The review focuses on identity management standards, guidelines and procedures, as well as implementation and governance of these activities.


Software Assurance Audit/Assurance Program, which helps auditors provide management with an assessment of the maturity and effectiveness of the enterprise's policies and procedures relating to the development, acquisition and deployment of software; identify deficiencies in internal controls; and identify control weaknesses in the processes to develop, acquire and deploy software that can affect the reliability, accuracy, stability and security of the enterprise's information. Other ISACA audit programs topics include bring your own device (BYOD), cybercrime, social media, crisis management, change management and cloud computing.

"ISACA's audit programs can be used by auditors worldwide as a road map for specific assurance processes," said Greg Grocholski, CISA, international president of ISACA and global business finance director for the Ventures and Business Development unit within The Dow Chemical Company. "They can be customized by IT auditors in any type of environment to help them conduct effective reviews that will help ensure trust and value from the enterprise's information systems." The audit/assurance programs are based on the standards and guidance in ISACA's IT Assurance Framework (ITAF) and align with the globally recognized COBIT 5 business framework for governance and management of IT. They have been developed by experienced assurance professionals and are peer reviewed. The programs are downloadable in a Word document and can be easily customized to fit specific operating environments. They also can be used by security and business professionals, who will benefit from applying the control objectives and audit steps to make the respective scope areas more robust.

The audit/assurance programs are free for ISACA members and US $45 for nonmembers at www.isaca.org. ITAF is available at www.isaca.org/ITAF, and COBIT 5 is available at www.isaca.org/cobit.

About ISACA With more than 100,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA (www.isaca.org) is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences, publishes the ISACA Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. It also advances and attests IT skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control(TM) (CRISC(TM)) designations.

ISACA continually updates and expands the practical guidance and product family based on the COBIT framework. COBIT helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.

Participate in the ISACA Knowledge Center: www.isaca.org/knowledge-center Follow ISACA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISACANews Join ISACA on LinkedIn: ISACA (Official), http://linkd.in/ISACAOfficial Like ISACA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Contact: Kristen Kessinger, +1.847.660.5512 , news@isaca.org Hannah Rafferty, +44 (0) 207 183 2836 , hannah@eskenzipr.com ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com)).

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