IT1 - Fundamentals of IT Auditing

Seminar objectives

For an auditor working in today's business environment, a basic understanding of the concepts and controls governing the use of computer systems is essential.

This two-day seminar is designed to give a basic but comprehensive understanding to auditors starting in an Information Systems environment.

The seminar covers basic concepts of computing, primary types of computer systems, the risks and controls and audit usage of computers. You will gain the confidence of understanding the jargon and knowing that questions you put to auditees are addressing the real issues. You will also realise the difference between jargon answers and evasive answers.

On using the knowledge you have gained, you will discover a greater level of acceptance by Information Technology staff and users due to your increased comprehension. This can be immediately translated into more effective and efficient audits and a greater contribution to the organisation.

By the end of this seminar the attendee will be able to:

  • Understand the jargon of the computer world
  • Differentiate between types of systems and their major risk elements
  • Understand how computer systems are constructed and how this can influence the eventual running in the business environment
  • Utilize this knowledge to gain a greater acceptance by computer-literate auditees
  • Identify the role of the IS audit specialist
  • Identify potential areas for the audit use of computerised technology

Seminar Contents

The seminar will cover the following areas:

  • Technology and audit
  • Control objectives and risks
  • Batch and on-line systems
  • Programming computers
  • Database systems
  • Computer risks and exposures
  • Computer security
  • Application systems and their development
  • Computer operations controls
  • Micro computers
  • Computers in auditing

Who should attend

The seminar is aimed primarily at auditors, both internal and external, who are beginning their career in Computer Auditing or who wish to understand the complexities and vulnerabilities of computer systems.

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