Framing Database Audit of ISO/IEC 12207 Software Life Cycle Processes

Framing Database Audit of ISO/IEC 12207 Software Life Cycle Processes

Juan Garbajosa (Madrid Technical University, Spain) and Pedro Pablo Alarcon (Madrid Technical University, Spain)
Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-75-9.ch007
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Abstract

Data has become one of the most valuable assets in corporations as a result of information technology evolution. To run businesses satisfactorily companies must have complete, coherent and updated data sets. In order to increase efficiency and minimize risks it is mandatory to pay very special attention to audit and control activities. Database audit has developed its own approaches and techniques, sometimes in an independent fashion from other activities related to software. However, framework standard ISO/IEC 12207 Software Life Cycle processes, ISO/IEC 12207 (1995) considers audit as a process, defined and characterized in the standard. This chapter describes an approach to database audit that is framed of ISO/IEC 12207. The reason for paying such attention to this standard is its widespread use and popularity, as well as the fact that it has been taken as a reference for the software-related issues in the new collection known as ISO 9000:2000 (not yet fully published). Sections are as follows: Introduction; Audit in The Context of ISO/IEC 12207 that is a presentation of ISO/IEC 12207 and the role of audit in it; then a Short Overview to Audit Methodologies for the Database Field; an explanation of Control Objectives for Database Primary Life Cycle Processes; Control Objectives for Database Organizational Life Cycle Processes: Infrastructure; A Description of Control Techniques; and ends with a description of Some Risks Associated to Databases and a number of Conclusions.

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Preface
Mario Piattini
Chapter 1
Rafael Rodriguez
The challenge of information system auditing, as it is known nowadays, is a consequence of a most important current trend, namely the change from an... Sample PDF
Basic Concepts of Information Systems Auditing
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Chapter 2
Jane Fedorowicz, Ulric J. Gelinas
In 1996, the Information Systems Audit and Control Foundation (ISACF) published Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)1.... Sample PDF
Adoption and Usage Patterns of a Framework for IT Control and Audit
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Chapter 3
ICT Security Auditing  (pages 38-66)
Arturo Ribagorda, Jose M. Sierra
There is no doubt about the essential role that information plays in current society. Furthermore, it looks certain that this role will be more... Sample PDF
ICT Security Auditing
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Chapter 4
Francisco Ruiz, Mario Piattini, Macario Polo, Coral Calero
Whereas hardware technology has been developed with considerable speed, software technology has suffered from a historical delay in the elaboration... Sample PDF
Audit of Software Maintenance Process
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Chapter 5
Auditing Data Warehouses  (pages 109-147)
Jose A. Rodero, Mario Piattini
The need to have a separate database in order to support the decision process was first recognized at the beginning of the 1970s (Sprague and... Sample PDF
Auditing Data Warehouses
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Chapter 6
Miguel Angel Davara
According to Professor Davara1, we could state that the information technology (i.e., the science of the automatic treatment of information)... Sample PDF
Information Technology Audit: Legal Aspects
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Chapter 7
Juan Garbajosa, Pedro Pablo Alarcon
Data has become one of the most valuable assets in corporations as a result of information technology evolution. To run businesses satisfactorily... Sample PDF
Framing Database Audit of ISO/IEC 12207 Software Life Cycle Processes
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Chapter 8
Bart van Lodensteijn
One of the objectives of a chapter or book title can be the subject, or it can unveil the opposite: the title is the subject of its own objectives... Sample PDF
Auditing Quality is Quality Auditing
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Chapter 9
Jose Luis Lucero
All the processes carried out in most organizations are liable to be audited so that they allow more confidence in the organization itself and/or in... Sample PDF
Function Point Metric Auditing
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