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Top 10 Reasons Why Being an IT Auditor is So Hard

tenBefore you choose a career as an IT auditor, consider my top 10 reasons why being an IT auditor is so hard.

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Behind Locked Doors: Part 1

batphoneIt all started when the phone rang, which was typical.

Typical in the days when I was a security manager…

“Information Security, Mack here,” I said, as I continued to read the magazine in front of me.

“Hey Mack, this is Leeda. I need your help,” the voice said, as my mind started coming back online.

Leeda was a manager in Internal Audit; when I heard from her, it usually meant I had to carve a few weeks out of my schedule. Fast.

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May = Audit Awareness Month

Did you know that it’s Internal Auditing Awareness Month? More importantly, do you care?

If so, check out this IIA website for ideas, tools, and resources for promoting an internal audit group near you.

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It’s not Business, it’s Personal

I wonder sometimes how many controls fail due to personal issues instead of design and performance issues. In other words, do controls fail more because of communication, turf, and personal issues or is it that the control is poorly designed or not performed?

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