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How to get an IT Audit job with little or no experience

I get asked all the time, “How do I get a job in IT audit with little or no experience?”

When¬†Michael Onuoha asked me this question (see here), I thought I’d share my response with my readers.

You’ll find these same answers scattered around the blog as I answered people in the past, but I thought I’d pull it all together into one place.

Breaking into any field can be difficult, but it can be done. Especially when the demand for IT auditors is so high.

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Biggest Problem in Computer Security

What’s the biggest problem in computer security, according to valsmith at carnal0wnage.attackresearch.com? Well, it’s…

Staffing.

As the author admits, the post leans toward self-promotion of the company, but it makes many good points and deserves a read and a good pondering.

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Sheepish Big 4 Joke

I landed on KAUDITOR’s Auditing and Accounting blog and found this joke:

Kenny, an accountant, who just joined the big 4, was having a hard time sleeping and goes to see his private doctor. “Doctor, I just can’t get to sleep at night.”

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Who Audits the Auditors?

Auditors identify weaknesses in company policies and practices, but they often act like the same users they laugh about behind closed doors. And they often don’t protect their own data, or the sensitive data they access in the course of doing their jobs.

How many times have you observed auditors do the following (I’d love to hear YOUR stories):

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