Category Archives: Humor/Irony

Jacka’s Most Interesting and Geeky Auditor

If you’re in the mood for auditor humor (is that an oxymoron?), the IIA’s Mike Jacka has something for you.

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Auditing is a Noble Profession

While commenting on AuditMonkey’s blog, I noted that because companies often don’t do the right thing, auditing is a noble profession.

Mainly because we can right some of those wrongs.

Then I said…

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How to be an Irritating Auditor

If you need to read about how to be an irritating auditor, you obviously haven’t been auditing very long. According to most auditees, that quality comes with the territory, right? I hope not!

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Top 10 Reasons to be an IT Auditor

Here’s my list of the top 10 reasons to be an IT auditor:

10. You have access to all systems, data, and people (with a business reason, of course). Employees rarely ignore you.

9. You can uncover fraud, mischief, ignorance, and just plain laziness. Either way, you “add value to the business” (yeah, I hate that term too, but it is what audit is about, and so appropriate).

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Stinkin Thinkin Reboot

Recently I was having a problem with my phone connecting to another device, and I tried almost everything, including reconfiguring my phone and the other device. Finally, I decided to reboot my phone, and suddenly my phone connected. Perhaps the device configuration + phone reboot was what it needed, but I now wonder if the phone reboot alone would have done the trick and saved me a lot of unnecessary work. The problem is, I won’t know unless it happens again.

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Security Diagram and SOX Space Lazer

I recently found a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Space Lazer (sic) on a network security diagram. No kidding. The following items also appeared:

  • Interstate 495
  • Wang 5000
  • Batphone
  • Peanut butter
  • Printer of evil
  • Gene Hackman
  • Automated Retirement Party Flyer Generation Appliance

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May –> Audit Awareness Month

May is Audit Awareness Month, so if you want to host an event to promote audit at your organization, you’re short on time.

I wrote about this last year, and all the links on that post are still good, so see May = Audit Awareness Month for ideas.

Hey, I’m recycling last year’s post, so this must be a GREEN blog!

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