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

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Chapter 15. Ethics, Education, and Certification for IT Auditors

A CAREER IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) AUDITING is both rewarding and demanding. The field continuously evolves and changes. Corporate events of the past decade, such as the WorldCom and Enron scandals, have forced auditors to adapt to new laws and regulations. As you've learned throughout this book, organizations depend on people and data. Employees process, store, and transmit data every day. Organizations must protect the data they use and create, either by law or as a best practice. Therefore, IT information security touches nearly all parts of an organization, and auditing is an important part of security.

The combination of IT and business acumen will continue to drive the ...

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