Types of Audits in IT

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What is the primary purpose of an IT audit?

To ensure compliance with laws and regulations

What is the focus of a computer forensic audit?

Investigating potential fraudulent activities

Which type of audit examines whether IT operations are efficient and meeting effectiveness targets?

Operational audit

What is the main purpose of an IT audit?

To determine whether IT systems are safeguarded and protected

Which type of audit combines financial, operational, and IT audit procedures?

Integrated audit

What is the role of an IT auditor in identifying risk?

Assessing the integrity and availability of data and systems

Which type of audit evaluates the internal controls, economy, and efficiency of a function or department?

Operational audit

What is the focus of a financial audit?

Determining the accuracy of financial records and information

What is the benefit of an integrated audit approach?

It combines different types of audits to assess key internal controls

Which audit is designed to evaluate if internal controls provide reasonable assurance that undesired events will be prevented?

Business continuity/disaster recovery audit

What is the focus of an IT process audit?

Assessment of logical security systems

What is the primary concern of an IT auditor?

Identifying risk under topical areas such as IT management

What is the purpose of a compliance audit?

To demonstrate adherence to regulatory or industry-specific standards or practices

Which audit evaluates if internal controls are operating effectively?

IT compliance audit

What is the main focus of a computer forensic audit?

Collecting digital evidence from IT systems

What type of audit assesses the various internal controls, economy, and efficiency of a function or department?

Operational audit

Which type of audit relates to financial information integrity and reliability?

Financial audit

What is the role of an IT auditor in a forensic analysis?

Provide expert opinion and ensure correct interpretation of information gathered

Why is great care required in ensuring the admissibility of digital evidence in forensic audits?

To preserve and present valid digital proofs with proper chain of custody

What is the order of volatility in recovering volatile data after a security incident in forensic audits?

From more volatile to less volatile storage locations

Which area is NOT covered under computer forensics?

Fraudulent activity forensics

What does a fraud audit primarily focus on?

Discovering fraudulent activity and business irregularities

In which type of audit are specific tests of controls performed to demonstrate adherence to standards?

'Compliance audit'

What is the application of the scientific method to digital media called?

'Computer forensics'

Learn about the different types of audits that can be performed internally or externally, along with the basic audit procedures associated with each type. This includes IT audits, financial audits, operational audits, integrated audits, compliance audits, administrative audits, specialized audits, computer forensic audits, and more.

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