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Audit and IT Audit for Dummies

Here’s some links for Audit and IT Audit for dummies, one from the IIA, the other from ISACA. Most of them do not require being a member or logging in. While these articles are not extensive, they will point new … Continue reading

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IT Policy & PCI Compliance for Dummies Ebooks

Here’s 2 more free Dummies ebooks from Qualys. Registration required. Must be a lot of dummies out there… IT Policy Compliance for Dummies PCI Compliance for Dummies Other free Dummies books.

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Free Vulnerability Management for Dummies Ebook

Here’s another one. Register and download from Qualys here. Other free Dummies books.

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Free Data Backup for Dummies Ebook

Ready for another free Dummies ebook? Now you can register for and download a free copy of Data Backup Dummies. According to i365 (formerly EVault), the ebook describes how to:

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Free Data Leakage for Dummies Ebook

If you hurry (limited time offer), you can register for and download a free copy of Data Leakage for Dummies from Sophos.

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Free Email Archiving for Dummies Ebook

Mimosa Systems, the company that created a robust email archive solution for Exchange and Sharepoint, is offering a free ebook (for Dummies) on email archiving. The ebook describes the retention requirements that companies are subject to. If your company sells … Continue reading

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Quick Introduction to ACL

If you’ve every wondered what Audit Command Language (ACL) is, here’s a quick way to find out. ACL has provided a quick, one-page introduction to ACL. And I mean quick. It doesn’t explain a lot, but it gives you a … Continue reading

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New IT Auditor (and WannaBEs) Master List

Here’s a list of all my posts to-date related to becoming or growing as an IT Auditor, all in one place for easy reference. I’ll add other posts as they are written.

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Use LinkedIn to get an IT Audit job

If you’re looking for an IT Audit job, here’s how to use LinkedIn to get noticed. In a nutshell, you need to enhance your LinkedIn profile so that everyone knows you’re working hard at learning IT auditor skills. If you’re already working … Continue reading

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New IT Auditors Should Start Here

If you’re a new IT auditor or want to become one, I’ve listed a number of my earlier posts for your consideration. If you’re an experienced auditor, here’s an overview of the profession through my eyes. These posts will: Provide … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Weak (NOT)

Over the years, I think that Skyyler and I have penned some pretty funny lines. If you’re in the mood for some humor, read on and discover why these lines appeared in these posts. Usually, we were making a serious … Continue reading

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Best Blog Posts of 2014

Here’s the blog posts that all of you liked best in 2014, based on hit count. I’ve also included the most popular posts from earlier years. See if you missed any.

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Free CISA Prep: Self-Assessment Exam

If you’re planning to take the CISA exam, you need to take ISACA‘s own CISA Self-Assessment exam (get it here). The exam consists of 50 questions that allow exam candidates to “assess their knowledge of the CISA job practice areas … Continue reading

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CISA vs. CIA Certification

If you’re an IT auditor (or want to be one) and don’t have any audit certifications, which certification should you get, the CISA or the CIA? If you want to get both, which one do you get first? Full disclosure: … Continue reading

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FREE CISA Study Guide

When I was studying for the CISA, I created a 40-page study guide for myself that you can download for free. If you decide to use it, here’s a couple points to keep in mind:

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Firewalls vs. Fire Hydrants

I recently stumbled across an article discussing how to choose an outside IT auditor by Kevin Beaver that stated, “With a few exceptions, auditors aren’t highly technical”–and may not need to know the difference between firewalls and fire hydrants. If … Continue reading

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What IT Auditors Ought to Know – and Don’t!

Here’s my list of IT/security basics that I think IT auditors ought to know. If you can’t understand and audit these items, you do not know enough about technology to avoid having the wool pulled over your irises (not matter … Continue reading

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More on the CisA Exam

This topic will be assorted rambles and comments regarding what I now call the “CisA” exam. Check out this post that started it all:  Where is the IS in CISA?

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Where is the IS in CISA?

Why do so many IT auditors who pass the CISA know so little about IS and security–and in my opinion aren’t worth hiring* for that and several other reasons? Well, I think I figured it out. So what clarified my … Continue reading

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IIA Basics for Auditors

The  Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has back-to-basics articles for new auditors (and like Dummies books, the topics can be a reference for the rest of us). Even security pros might want to read a few of these to better … Continue reading

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