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By Sudhanshu Kairab

ISBN-10: 0849317061

ISBN-13: 9780849317064

This booklet is an in depth technique of acting a safety evaluate. The publication emphasizes the strategy of first knowing the enterprise after which the expertise that helps it. It makes a speciality of primary procedure components of safety and offers a technique for safeguard practitioners to discover safeguard weaknesses in different latest enterprise procedures. With the emphasis at the enterprise using protection, this ebook provides a typical method for appearing a safety evaluation in addition to the explanations for doing it that method. It additionally presents checklists for process-oriented components of data safety to supply precise assistance that may be utilized in acting a safety evaluate.

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AICPA/CICA WebTrust Program The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), along with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), developed the WebTrust Program to address security and privacy concerns that consumers have with companies conducting business over the Internet. The WebTrust Program provides a seal for companies that can pass an audit against the WebTrust standards. Although companies conducting electronic commerce over the Internet do not have to have the WebTrust seal, it is a recognized standard that gives some consumers confidence in the integrity of transactions and some assurance that their personal information is secure — very similar to the BBB OnLine Privacy Seal.

The BBB OnLine Privacy Seal is prevalent today and, based on the requirements listed above, is quite comprehensive. Two of the security-related requirements are that the company must have a data security policy and an annual review of that policy. As with some of the regulations that have been discussed so far, the developers of the BBB OnLine Privacy Seal recognized the need to look at information security in terms of a comprehensive program and the need to perform regular assessments — in this case, there are requirements for a policy and an annual review, which is very similar to doing a security assessment.

By the nature of their jobs, internal auditors learn about a company and its processes. They learn the best and worst ways to do something. Some companies have their auditors act like watchdogs, looking for internal control weaknesses, providing recommendations, and following up to make sure they have been implemented. , effectively serving as internal business consultants. The internal audit process is very much like the security assessment process, which is part of the bigger picture of information security.

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