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CISA® Certified Information Systems Auditor®: Study Guide, Third Edition by David Cannon

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Understanding the Audit Program

An audit program is a ongoing series of smaller audits to ensure that the organization is taking necessary steps to remain compliant to the evolving changes in regulations or market conditions. Let’s look at the difference between program management and running a project:

Program Management Programs are a series of ongoing activities usually managed by an executive vice president. Program leaders operate within the normal organizational structure while providing progress and status reports for as long as the organization or program exists. The program will outlive the careers of the workers, so it is necessary to recruit and train replacements to continue the work. Programs include quality management, financial ...

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