Auditing Information Systems

Auditing Information Systems

Mario Piattini (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Release Date: July, 1999|Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 254
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-87828-975-9
ISBN13: 9781878289759|ISBN10: 1878289756|EISBN13: 9781930708457
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Society's growing dependence on information technology for survival has elevated the importance of controlling and evaluating information systems. A sound plan for auditing information systems and the technology that supports them is a necessity for organizations to improve the IS benefits and allow the organization to manage the risks associated with technology.

Auditing Information Systems gives a global vision of auditing and control, exposing the major techniques and methods. It provides guidelines for auditing the crucial areas of IT--databases, security, maintenance, quality, and communications.

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Editor Biographies
Mario Piattini has an MSc and a PhD in computer science (Politechnical University of Madrid) and a MSc in Psychology (UNED). He is also a certified information system auditor and a certified information system manager by ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association) as well as a full professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain). Furthermore, he is the author of several books and papers on databases, software engineering, and information systems. He is a co-editor of several international books including Advanced Databases Technology and Design (2000, Artech House, UK), Information and database quality (2002, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, USA), Component-based software quality: methods and techniques (2004, Springer, Germany), and Conceptual Software Metrics (Imperial College Press, UK, 2005). He leads the ALARCOS research group of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain). His research interests include advanced databases, database quality, software metrics, security and audit, and software maintenance.
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