IT Strategic and Operational Controls
BIC: Corporate governance & responsibilities, COMPUTING: GENERAL
BISAC: COMPUTERS / General, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Governance
Published: 02 Sep 2010
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.
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.
The 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 while striving to obtain the strategic and operational goals of the company.
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, while rigorously controlling the concomitant risks.
Read this book to discover how to control the risk of dependency on information systems while raking in its associated benefits.
1: IT Organisation Controls
2: IT Administration Controls
3: Enterprise Architecture Controls
4: IT Strategic Controls
5: System Development Controls
6: IT Security Controls
7: Data Centre Operational and Support Controls
8: Systems Software Controls
9: IT Application Controls
10: Using IT Controls in Audit and Consulting Assignments