Integrated Performance Improvement

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Introduction:

In this course, students will evaluate organizational policies, procedures, and processes to ensure that an organizations information systems align with its overall business goals and objectives.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: – implement information systems audit services in accordance with information systems audit standards, guidelines, and best practices. – evaluate an organizations structure, policies, accountability, mechanisms, and monitoring practices. – evaluate information systems acquisition, development, and implementation. – evaluate the information systems operations, maintenance, and support of an organization; and evaluate the business continuity and disaster recovery processes used to provide assurance that in the event of a disruption, IT services are maintained. – define the protection policies used to promote the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets.

Course Outline:

Domain 1 – Information System Auditing Process

Learning Objectives:
  • Plan an audit to determine whether information systems are protected, controlled, and provide value to the enterprise.
  • Conduct an audit following IS audit standards and a risk-based IS audit strategy.
  • Communicate audit progress, findings, results, and recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Conduct audit follow-up to evaluate whether risks have been sufficiently addressed.
  • Evaluate IT management and monitoring of controls.
  • Utilize data analytics tools to streamline audit processes.
  • Provide consulting services and guidance to the enterprise to improve the quality and control of information systems.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement in the enterprise’s IT policies and practices.
Topics:
  • IS Audit Standards, Guidelines, Functions, and Codes of Ethics
  • Types of Audits, Assessments, and Reviews
  • Risk-based Audit Planning
  • Types of Controls and Considerations
  • Audit Project Management
  • Audit Testing and Sampling Methodology
  • Audit Evidence Collection Techniques
  • Audit Data Analytics
  • Reporting and Communication Techniques
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement of Audit Process

Domain 2 – Governance and Management of IT

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate the IT strategy for alignment with the enterprise’s strategies and objectives.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of IT governance structure and IT organizational structure.
  • Evaluate the enterprise’s management of IT policies and practices.
  • Evaluate the enterprise’s IT policies and practices for compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Evaluate IT resource and portfolio management for alignment with the enterprise’s strategies and objectives.
  • Evaluate the enterprise’s risk management policies and practices.
  • Evaluate IT management and monitoring of controls.
  • Evaluate the monitoring and reporting of IT key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Evaluate whether IT supplier selection and contract management processes align with business requirements.
  • Evaluate whether IT service management practices align with business requirements.
  • Conduct periodic review of information systems and enterprise architecture. Evaluate data governance policies and practices.
  • Evaluate the information security program to determine its effectiveness and alignment with the enterprise’s strategies and objectives.
  • Evaluate potential opportunities and threats associated with emerging technologies, regulations, and industry practices.
Topics
  • Laws, Regulations, and Industry Standards
  • Organizational Structure, IT Governance, and IT Strategy
  • IT Policies, Standards, Procedures, and Guidelines
  • Enterprise Architecture and Considerations
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Privacy Program and Principles
  • Data Governance and Classification
  • IT Resource Management
  • IT Vendor Management
  • IT Performance Monitoring and Reporting
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Management of IT

Domain 3 – Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate whether the business case for proposed changes to information systems meet business objectives.
  • Evaluate the enterprise’s project management policies and practices.
  • Evaluate controls at all stages of the information systems development lifecycle.
  • Evaluate the readiness of information systems for implementation and migration into production.
  • Conduct post-implementation review of systems to determine whether project deliverables, controls, and requirements are met.
  • Evaluate change, configuration, release, and patch management policies and practices.
Topics:
  • Project Governance and Management
  • Business Case and Feasibility Analysis
  • System Development Methodologies
  • Control Identification and Design
  • System Readiness and Implementation Testing
  • Implementation Configuration and Release Management
  • System Migration, Infrastructure Deployment, and Data Conversion
  • Postimplementation Review

Domain 4 – Information Systems Operations and Business Resilience

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate the enterprise’s ability to continue business operations.
  • Evaluate whether IT service management practices align with business requirements.
  • Conduct periodic review of information systems and enterprise architecture.
  • Evaluate IT operations to determine whether they are controlled effectively and continue to support the enterprise’s objectives.
  • Evaluate IT maintenance practices to determine whether they are controlled effectively and continue to support the enterprise’s objectives.
  • Evaluate database management practices.
  • Evaluate data governance policies and practices.
  • Evaluate problem and incident management policies and practices.
  • Evaluate change, configuration, release, and patch management policies and practices.
  • Evaluate end-user computing to determine whether the processes are effectively controlled.
  • Evaluate policies and practices related to asset lifecycle management.
Topics:
  • IT Components
  • IT Asset Management
  • Job Scheduling and Production Process Automation
  • System Interfaces
  • End-user Computing and Shadow IT
  • Systems Availability and Capacity Management
  • Problem and Incident Management
  • IT Change, Configuration, and Patch Management
  • Operational Log Management
  • IT Service Level Management
  • Database Management
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • System and Operational Resilience
  • Data Backup, Storage, and Restoration
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Disaster Recovery Plans

Domain 5 – Protection of Information Assets

Learning Objectives:
  • Conduct audit in accordance with IS audit standards and a risk-based IS audit strategy.
  • Evaluate problem and incident management policies and practices.
  • Evaluate the enterprise’s information security and privacy policies and practices.
  • Evaluate physical and environmental controls to determine whether information assets are adequately safeguarded.
  • Evaluate logical security controls to verify the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.
  • Evaluate data classification practices for alignment with the enterprise’s policies and applicable external requirements.
  • Evaluate policies and practices related to asset lifecycle management.
  • Evaluate the information security program to determine its effectiveness and alignment with the enterprise’s strategies and objectives.
  • Perform technical security testing to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Evaluate potential opportunities and threats associated with emerging technologies, regulations, and industry practices.
Topics:
  • Information Asset Security Policies, Frameworks, Standards, and Guidelines
  • Physical and Environmental Controls
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Network and End-Point Security
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Data Encryption
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Cloud and Virtualized Environments
  • Mobile, Wireless, and Internet-of-Things Devices
  • Security Awareness Training and Programs
  • Information System Attack Methods and Techniques
  • Security Testing Tools and Techniques
  • Security Monitoring Logs, Tools, and Techniques
  • Security Incident Response Management
  • Evidence Collection and Forensics

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