Stepping Through the IS Audit, 2nd Edition

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Synopsis: Stepping Through the IS Audit: What to Expect How to Prepare 2nd Edition walks the reader through the full cycle of an IS audit. The early chapters describe how the discipline of auditing came about and why an organization might be subject to, or might solicit, the attention of an IS auditor. The book also discusses the purposes of controls and control models, the development of audit programs and how they relate to the risks addressed by the information systems, as well as how audit management ensures that all relevant risks are considered. Finally, the book delves into the audit process itself. Furthermore, having described what the auditor is trying to achieve and how they will go about it, every chapter in this book has a section addressed to the person being audited. This section describes how to work with the auditor to mutual benefit. While Stepping Through the IS Audit speaks directly to the information technology professionals who are undergoing information systems audits, it will have value to the new IS auditor describing the process as a whole and auditors place in the process.

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At first blush, one gets the impression that this concise, well-organized book is targeted to those looking to become information systems (IS) auditors or those who are just beginning their careers in IS auditing. However, upon reading further, it is clear that the author is trying to reach another audience-namely the auditee who is subject to IS audits. In fact, it is the latter, who far outnumber the auditors themselves, who are most in need of a book such as this. There is a reasonably large body of literature on how to conduct audits, but far fewer books on how those being audited should handle an audit. Because of this, many audits are conducted in an adversarial atmosphere and do not reap the full benefits to the organization whose processes and controls are being reviewed.

The book provides a very informative introduction to the history of the profession from its beginning as electronic data processing (EDP). For younger readers, the term EDP is prehistoric-in line with the typewriter, cartoon paper, rotary telephone and the like. The background gives the reader a useful perspective as to how the IS audit profession arrived at where it is today.

The next two chapters, on the audit planning and execution processes, are the guts of the text. The carefully constructed chapters explain how audits are all about risk exposure and how to minimize its impact by invoking mitigating controls. The reader is led through the audit planning process of identifying risks, assessing them, specifying which areas audits should cover and establishing an audit program.

The chapter on audit execution describes preliminary data gathering, ensuing field work and testing, and the audit report, which lists audit points and recommendations, along with the executive summary. The author then addresses the all-important remediation and tracking phases without which an audit becomes just one more piece of "shelfware".

The next chapter treats the reader to a hypothetical case study, which is written in a light, easy-to-read format incorporating dialog and humor.

Appendix A is noteworthy as it provides a detailed survey template for an audit program, listing control objectives and control activities to implement the objectives and explaining how the controls can be tested. This is useful for the established IS auditor to verify that his/her survey is complete, and it can be a savior for the auditee who will be subject to such an examination.

A book such as this is meant to lower the fence that is often raised between auditor and auditee. It rightly advocates a cooperative, as opposed to adversarial, relationship between the many cases. Too often, an overenthusiastic auditor will want to demonstrate that he/she is smarter and more knowledgeable than the object of the audit, and an intimidated auditee might fail to respond adequately and accurately or could well respond out of scope with distressing results. The book's author has worked on both sides of the fence, having been an auditor and now an auditee. This range of experience brings the balance and reason that is expresses so well in the book. Too often, auditors, who are not responsible for implementing their own recommendations, propose technically infeasible and economically unjustifiable solutions to what may not even be the important issues. This book has two valuable strengths-one is to educate auditees as to what to expect in an IS audit and how to deal with the process and the issues, and the other is to help auditors understand auditees' concerns and questions. Few books or articles offer this. The challenge is to get this message across by making the book available to a broader audience. Perhaps auditors can start the audit relationship on a friendlier note by giving auditees copies of this book.

--C. Warren Axelrod, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP - ISACA Journal Volume 5, 2005

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