Chapter 16. Audit and Regulatory Compliance

Audit and regulatory compliance require that you establish IT controls to guide the way in which the team works. Your auditors may be internal employees or external consultants engaged by your firm. The internal audit team usually focuses on internal policy, whereas external auditors are often engaged to ensure compliance with federal regulatory guidelines. Whereas many technology professionals look at audit and regulatory compliance as just something that you have to do, others view it as an obligatory yet unfortunate waste of time and effort. Our focus is on establishing effective IT controls that help avoid both defects and risk. This chapter will help you understand how to use audit and regulatory ...

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