Auditing Information Systems: A Comprehensive Reference Guide / Edition 1

Auditing Information Systems: A Comprehensive Reference Guide / Edition 1

by Jack J. Champlain
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471168904

ISBN-13: 9780471168904

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Wiley

With the increased use of client/server networks in industry today, the need for auditors who can perform information system audits is now more important than ever. With the proliferation of different types of computer systems and applications over the past decade, nontechnical auditors as well as managers and board members are being asked to assess the risks and

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With the increased use of client/server networks in industry today, the need for auditors who can perform information system audits is now more important than ever. With the proliferation of different types of computer systems and applications over the past decade, nontechnical auditors as well as managers and board members are being asked to assess the risks and evaluate the controls over these computer systems. Many of these individuals are unfamiliar with techniques they can use to efficiently and effectively perform and evaluate audits of information systems. Auditing Information Systems is a practical, modern guide to assessing the control and security of virtually any type of computer information system. The author also provides a detailed approach to the leading-edge control self-assessment processes, including one of the first applications in an information systems environment. Other topics include:

• Computer forensics

• Encryption

• Year 2000

• Viruses

• Software piracy

• Computer-assisted audit techniques

• Internet security

• Service organizations

• Systems development

• Humanistic aspects of auditing
Auditing Information Systems is the only contemporary auditing book with over 80 real-world case studies. No other work incorporates such a tremendous breadth of information systems auditing concepts and resources. Any auditor who uses this system will obtain the information needed to perform or evaluate a thorough information systems audit.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471168904
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

CORE CONCEPTS.

Basics of Computing Systems.

Identifying Computer Systems.

STANDARD INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDIT APPROACH.

Information Systems Audit Program.

Information Systems Security Policies, Standards, and/or Guidelines.

Auditing Service Organization Applications.

Assessing the Financial Stability of Vendor Organizations, Examining Vendor Organization Contracts, and Examining Accounting Treatment of Computer Equipment and Software.

Physical Security.

Logical Security.

Information Systems Operations.

CONTEMPORARY INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITING CONCEPTS.

Control Self-Assessment and an Application in an Information Systems Environment.

Encryption and Cryptography.

Year 2000 Problem.

Other Contemporary Information Systems Auditing Challenges.

Humanistic Aspects of Information Systems Auditing.

Conclusion.

Appendices.

Glossary.

Selected References.

Index.

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