If you’re in the mood for auditor humor (is that an oxymoron?), the IIA’s Mike Jacka has something for you.
Category Archives: Humor/Irony
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…
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!
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).
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.
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
- Peanut butter
- Printer of evil
- Gene Hackman
- Automated Retirement Party Flyer Generation Appliance
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!