Forwarded from: "Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah" <rsladeat_private> BKAUINSY.RVW 20020825 "Auditing Information Systems", Mario Piattini, 2000, 1-878-28975-6, U$139.95 %E Mario Piattini %C 1331 E. Chocolate Ave., Hershey, PA 17033-1117 %D 2000 %G 1-878-28975-6 %I IRM Press/Idea Group %O U$139.95 717-533-8845 fax: 717-533-8661 firstname.lastname@example.org %O http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1878289756/robsladesinterne %P 246 p. %T "Auditing Information Systems" Chapter one is a general overview of auditing, with few details. COBiT is not being used as intended by the majority of purchasers, we are told in chapter two. There is a rather random discussion of some security (and some network) concepts in chapter three, which changes format rather abruptly towards the end. Chapter four notes that software maintenance has dangers and a structured process would help. It also suggests a COBiT style list of objectives. All kinds of things it would be nice to have in the perfect data warehouse are described in chapter five. Chapter six looks at a few legal issues with respect to information. The theme of chapter seven seems to be that databases should do what they are supposed to. (I suppose Gene Spafford could sympathize: his definition of a secure computer is one that does what it is supposed to.) Chapter eight attempts to recreate ISO 9000 as a COBiT table. Task analysis by another name (audit function points) is described in chapter nine. Even though the name of COBiT is repeatedly invoked in this book it is really hard to say what it has to do with auditing. copyright Robert M. Slade, 2002 BKAUINSY.RVW 20020825 -- ====================== rsladeat_private rsladeat_private sladeat_private p1at_private Find book info victoria.tc.ca/techrev/ or sun.soci.niu.edu/~rslade/ Upcoming (ISC)^2 CISSP CBK review seminars (+1-888-333-4458): February 10, 2003 February 14, 2003 St. Louis, MO March 31, 2003 April 4, 2003 Indianapolis, IN - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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