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Auditing IT Infrastructures for Compliance by Michael G. Solomon, Martin Weiss

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Chapter 5. Planning an IT Infrastructure Audit for Compliance

AUDIT PLANNING SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED. What goes into the planning process directly affects the quality of the outcome. The planning stage is the first step and takes place before any of the detailed audit work begins. A proper plan ensures that resources are focused on the right areas and that potential problems are identified early. A successful audit first outlines what's supposed to be achieved as well as what procedures will be followed and the required resources to carry out the procedures.

Although each audit will vary, the plan and approach to each audit follow similar characteristics. Despite the best plans, however, circumstances do change, and plans need to be adjusted. ...

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