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ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002: What Are the Significant Changes?

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

In November 2013, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) will formally release long-anticipated updates to ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002. The last time these standards were updated was in 2005. 

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Topics: Protiviti, information technology risk, IT audit, IT governance, IT infrastructure, security, flash report

Auditing IT Initiatives Is a Recommended Quality Practice

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 @ 07:00 PM

Changes to a company’s information technology (IT) environment, both information systems and the underlying platforms, are a source of significant operational risk for every organization. To protect its IT investment and reduce operating risk, robust change management processes are critical. The need for a positive control environment and a very unforgiving attitude regarding unauthorized IT changes by management cannot be overemphasized. Insufficiently tested IT changes is an unacceptable practice.

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Topics: Hot Issues, IT audit, Dan Swanson, IT governance, IT infrastructure, IT strategy

Auditing IT Management: Aligning IT with Business Priorities

Posted by Sharise Cruz on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

The "Holy Grail" for IT has always been to be closely aligned with business efforts. For years, business has encouraged IT to focus on delivering business priorities. At the same time, IT has tried to be an integral part of business planning and align IT efforts and investments with business priorities. Ultimately, effective IT alignment really does require the ongoing and engaged involvement of all key participants. 

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Topics: information technology risk, Hot Issues, Dan Swanson, project management, IT infrastructure, IT strategy, IT investment management, ISACA

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