Before 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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Top 10 Reasons Why Being an IT Auditor is So Hard
Filed under Audit, Employment, Technology, Top 10
Behind Locked Doors: Part 2
This time, it was my turn to call someone for help.
The phone rang half a ring before I heard a familiar “Hello?” on the other end.
“Hi, James, it’s Mack. I need a favor from you, and I need today, before 5 pm.”
“Not urgent, huh?”, James teased.
“Not really, I just need it today. And I need you to keep it quiet,” I warned.
This is the second post in a series. See Behind Locked Doors: Part 1.
Filed under Audit, Case Files, fraud, Security, Technology
Data Center Failure
One company I worked at had a sad data center failure, and I’m not talking a power outage or a fire or theft.
When I arrived at this company, it had no security department. Few security processes. Little security.
And the company also made two interesting mistakes when it hired me.
Filed under Audit, Case Files, Security, Security Scout
Avoid Hiring Paroled Auditors and CSOs
CSO magazine had a great article some time ago that I came across again entitled, How Not to Hire an Information Security Officer Who’s on Parole. After it describes some true-life hiring horrors, it provides some good points to remember about hiring:
Filed under Audit, Employment, How to..., Security
Quote of the Weak (Attacker’s Perspective)
I don’t like to pick bones with my fellow ISACAeans, but when I saw this in the Journal recently, I had to react. Can you pick out the problem?
Filed under Audit, Quote of the Weak