IT Auditing Using a System Perspective

IT Auditing Using a System Perspective

Robert Elliot Davis (Walden University, USA)
Projected Release Date: September, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781799841982|ISBN10: 1799841987|EISBN13: 9781799841999|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4198-2


As the power of computing continues to advance, companies have become increasingly dependent on technology to perform their operational requirements and to collect, process, and maintain vital data. This increasing reliance has caused information technology (IT) auditors to examine the adequacy of managerial control in information systems and related operations to assure necessary levels of effectiveness and efficiency in business processes. In order to perform a successful assessment of a business’s IT operations, auditors need to keep pace with the continued advancements being made in this field.

IT Auditing Using a System Perspective is an essential reference source that discusses advancing approaches within the IT auditing process, as well as the necessary tasks in sufficiently initiating, inscribing, and completing IT audit engagement. Applying the recommended practices contained in this book will help IT leaders improve IT audit practice areas to safeguard information assets more effectively with a concomitant reduction in engagement area risks. Featuring research on topics such as statistical testing, management response, and risk assessment, this book is ideally designed for managers, researchers, auditors, practitioners, analysts, IT professionals, security officers, educators, policymakers, and students seeking coverage on modern auditing approaches within information systems and technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Audit Planning
  • Audit Test Design
  • Controls Evaluation
  • Corrective Actions
  • Enterprise Objectives
  • Global Standardization
  • Information Systems
  • Management Response
  • Risk Assessment
  • Statistical Testing

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Robert E. Davis, CISA, CICA is a senior audit manager/consultant, a freelance author as well as a university-level professor. His unique qualifications encompass over thirty years of internal control practice and scholarship experience. Dr. Davis has provided data security consulting and information systems auditing services to highly regarded government agencies and corporations of various employee sizes. His past teaching experience includes a position with Temple University, in the MS in IT Auditing and Cyber-Security program.