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How to Audit IT General Controls

MIS Training Institute (MISTI)
Training overview
3 days
2,395 USD
Next start date: 7/13/2020 - Chicago

Course description

How to Audit IT General Controls

Business reliance on technology and the associated risks are reshaping how we audit and what we assess. Attempting to scope an operational audit without drilling into business technology is nearly impossible in today’s business landscape. In turn, conducting an IT audit without factoring business processes delivers limited assurance to the board of directors, and value to the enterprise.

Every internal auditor today must have a general understanding of technology and the vulnerabilities, threats and risks that face our enterprises each day to effectively plan and execute any audit engagement.

In this three-day seminar, we will explore the IT general control areas that must be addressed to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability as well as reliability and privacy of our sensitive and proprietary data and information assets. During the session, we will discuss the most common IT related vulnerabilities, threats and risks facing most enterprises today and the key controls to help reduce those risks to an acceptable or tolerable level.

We will explore critical aspects of the IT environment including the importance of data governance and data management, the Scenario-based Risk Assessment process commonly used by IT Risk Managers and will walk through many of the most common technologies and associated vulnerability, threats, risks and controls using common business language and using common applications as our examples. We will have several discussions examining various documents to allow attendees to apply the knowledge learned during the session.

By the end of this session attendees will have a better understanding on how to plan, scope and conduct an IT General Controls audit.

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Who should attend?

Experienced IT auditors and technologists responsible for performing a IT General Controls Review audit or self-assessment.


Fundamentals of Internal Audit (OAG101), IT Audit School (ITG121)

Training Content

  1. You will learn the how to assess
  2. Technology overview, common controls, common vulnerabilities, threats, risks and tests related to
  3. Assessing Information Technology

Certification / Credits

Completion of this course is worth 24 CPE Credits


MIS Training Institute

MIS Training Institute (MISTI)

With offices in London and Boston, MISTI is the global leader in IT audit, audit and information security training. Founded in 1978, MISTI has gained experience through training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.  MISTI has made it their...

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 4 reviews

Bill D.
I have no complaints at all about the course or the facilities. Tom was an excellent instructor who made the course fun as well as informative. This course met all of my expectations.
Jody D.
Great course! The instructor examples of real live audits and findings were fascinating.
Matt, C, LPL Financial Corp
The instructor did a fine job delivering the course content in an organized fashion and a pace that was easy for the student.
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