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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 quick peek at the basic user interface.

You could call it the ACL Overview for Dummies.

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CISA vs. CIA Certification

cisa study guide, tipsIf 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: I have the CISA, but not the CIA. Back when the CIA was 4 exams, I studied for all the CIA exams except the financial exam, but ended up not taking any of the exams. I also have the CISSP.

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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 auditors in the right direction, and provide a refresher for the rest of us. Continue reading

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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 to the federal government, you especially need to be aware of these requirements. I’d also recommend reading this ebook if you thinking of moving to Exchange.

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