Vital information on how to systematically implement IT strategic and operational controls to support and enhance your organisation!
Nowadays, integrated information systems can significantly magnify the accrued benefits of a given project and greatly strengthen an organisation, but such benefits are balanced by a serious risk. If IT systems are not used in a disciplined manner they can create havoc and they frequently bring about unexpected results and catastrophe, as shown by the rise in security incidents and computer-based crimes.
Master IT controls concepts and issues
Written with practicality and convenience in mind, this book is an ideal tool for those without specialised technical expertise seeking to understand IT controls and their design, implementation, monitoring, review and audit issues.
Minimise risk and maximise benefits
This book provides a comprehensive guide to implementing an integrated and flexible set of IT controls in a systematic way. It can help organisations to formulate a complete culture for all areas which must be supervised and controlled; allowing them to simultaneously ensure a secure, high standard whilst striving to obtain the strategic and operational goals of the company.
Benefits to business include:
- Understand and control the associated risks of IT systems
This book contains practical advice and illustrates solutions to the tremendously complicated problems of designing, implementing and auditing new and existing systems, making use of practical and easily customisable examples.
- Increase management’s aptitude to achieve operational goals
With well-controlled, integrated and robust IT systems, you can gain a comparative advantage in a competitive environment, whilst ensuring that information is relevant, accurate and timely.
- Ensure high standards within your IT systems
For each covered aspect of control, this book provides audit programmes and checklists to help management and auditors carry out reviews and audits. As an additional aid, there is an appendix comprising guidelines and examples of ‘how to enhance’ IT security, IT policies and ethical code. Auditors will find reference to a large number of very relevant tools for use in auditing and reviewing IT operations.
Making use of a clear and pragmatic presentation, this book provides a thorough description of all elements of IT controls in a systematic and detailed way, allowing managers, IT professionals, practitioners and auditors to customise examples to their own specific purpose. It is a comprehensive tool for anyone who wishes to cement their understanding of IT controls and, most importantly, for those who aim to realise the full capacity of information systems, whilst rigorously controlling the concomitant risks.
What others are saying about this book ...
'John Kyriazoglou has produced a book that is very thorough, useful and a good source of information on a complex subject area ... John Kyriazoglou has a wealth of experience in this area and he has shared this well with the wider community. His book is a welcome addition to the field.'
Rob Ratcliff, UKSMA Chair
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About the author
John Kyriazoglou is an international management consultant with over 35 years’ on-the-job practical experience with both private and public sector organisations. He was educated in Canada and the U.S. (B.A. Honours, and M.S.), is a CICA (Certified Internal Controls Auditor), has published over 20 articles in professional publications, has served on numerous scientific committees, is a member of ISACA, the Institute for Internal Controls, Inc. (USA), and other professional and cultural associations, and provides courses in IT Auditing, Security and Electronic Crime Prevention.
IT Governance Publishing
Format: Adobe eBook
Published: 02 Sep 2010
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Published: 02 Sep 2010
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