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FREE CISA Glossary

cisa study guide, tipsISACA has a free glossary of IT, audit, and security terms that is not only helpful in studying for the CISA exam, but is a good reference guide for new and experienced auditors.

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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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IIA Basics for Auditors

TheĀ  Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has back-to-basics articles for new auditors (and like Dummies books, the topics can be a reference for the rest of us). Even security pros might want to read a few of these to better understand their auditors, or how those auditors should be doing their jobs.

The topics are as follows (no special order):

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Sampling Hazards

A couple of us were arguing about the differences between random, haphazard, and judgmental sampling. One person said that picking samples here and there manually was random sampling. I argued the method described was actually haphazard sampling. Another said that haphazard sampling was not appropriate and that “audit judgment” was valued, not haphazard sampling.

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