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Information Technology General Controls Seminar - COBIT (CCS)

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Information Technology General Controls Seminar - COBIT

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Learn the best practices for Information Technology governance, management, security, control and auditing under COBIT and COSO 2013.

This is a one-day CPE seminar designed to provide an understanding of an effective program for the creation of a system of internal control within Information Technology (IT). We use the COBIT framework as our basis for the control groups and assessment is under COSO 2013. It was created to allow organizations to create effective Section 404 documentation. Be trained on how your organization can develop and maintain an effective IT internal control framework to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Section 404 or other similar regulations.

Our attendees learn that a top-down, risk-based approach to COBIT compliance can produce better results for their companies by streamlining their operations, providing more accurate, timely and reliable information, avoiding litigation and reducing their IT costs. Learn the "Best Practices" for COBIT, COSO 2013 and Section 404 from the methodology viewpoints provided by Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT), IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and IT departments around the globe. Implement and update your IT SOX compliance and IT auditing programs.

Benefits of Attending

Compliance Seminar's professionals have been working with information technology controls for many years and have been providing SOX compliance assistance within the IT General Controls area.

This seminar is designed to provide an overview of the specific activities performed by persons or systems designed to ensure that business objectives are met. IT General Controls are a subset of an entity's internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR). The Control Objectives within information technology relate to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and the overall management of the IT function of the business enterprise. The attendee will:

- Understand risk assessment in the selection of IT General Controls.

- Review the major quality control methodologies that meet the standards.

- Be positioned for planning the assessment of IT General Controls.

- Understand how to integrate the IT General Control activities into existing internal control test work.

- Begin the process of focusing on the most important key controls.

Seminar Highlights

Information Technology controls are described in two categories: General Controls and Application Controls. The seminar will cover IT General Controls over the information technology (IT) environment, computer operations, access to programs and data, program development and program changes. IT application controls will be discussed concerning transaction processing controls. The COBIT Framework (Control Objectives for Information Technology) is the most widely-used framework being used in SOX compliance efforts. This framework will be covered in detail.

Learning Objectives

- Attendees will understand the similarities and differences between the ITIL and COBIT standards.

- Attendees will learn the compliance requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

- Attendees will discuss how internal controls can manage risk and reduce fraud.

- Attendees will identify methods for improving the effectiveness of information process to effect the profitability of businesses.

Key Issues on the Agenda

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Section 1 - Introduction and Background

- Instructor's Perspective on IT Myths

- What is IT Governance?

Section 2 - Internal Control Frameworks

- What are "Internal Controls"?

- IT Risks

- Balancing Risks and Controls

- Internal Control Terminology

- IT Control "Frameworks"

Section 3 - Managing & Governing the IT Organization

- IT Organization Risk and Control

- IT Organization Relationships

- CoBIT Domain: Plan & Organize

Section 4 - Managing the System Life Cycle

- CobiT Domain: Acquire & Implement

- Managing the Systems Life Cycle

- System Development and Change Controls

- Change Control Board

- System Change and Development Controls - Risk & Control Objectives

- System Change and Development Controls - Internal Controls

Section 5 - Securing the Physical and Logical IT Environment

- CoBIT Domain: Deliver & Support

- Physical Security

- Logical Security

- Password Security

- Anti-Virus Configuration

- Security - Risk & Control Objectives

- Security - Internal Controls

Section 6 - - Managing Computer Operations

- CoBIT Domain: Deliver & Support

- Managing Computer Operations

- Computer Operations - Risk & Control Objectives

- Computer Operations - Internal Controls

Section 7 - Managing the Continuity of IT Services

- CoBIT Domain: Deliver & Support

- Managing the Continuity of IT Services

- IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Section 8 - Monitoring the Effectiveness of IT

- CoBIT Domain: Monitor and Evaluate

- Monitoring the Effectiveness of IT

Section 9 - IT Compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

- SOX Titles

- Mapping to PCAOB and CoBIT

- Systems for SOX Compliance

- Procedures for IT SOX Compliance

- Tests for IT SOX Compliance

Section 10 - Going Forward

- Regulatory Environment

- Long-Term Effects of SOX

- Roadmap to IT Compliance

- Dave's Lessons Learned

Corporate Compliance Seminars has been created by experts who enjoy providing CPE classroom training, workshops and consulting on internal controls, internal auditing and accounting related subjects. We have focused on SOX, COSO, PCAOB, COBIT, GRC, IFRS, AICPA, GAO and IIA Standards.

Our programs are CPE for professionals with CPA, CGA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CMA and CA designations.

Corporate Compliance Seminars presents CPE to auditors, compliance and IT professionals, Boards of Directors and Audit Committees. We examine the details of risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, Model Audit Rule compliance, auditing, internal controls, IT security and compliance, and fraud prevention and detection.

Corporate Compliance Seminars allows the attendee to earn Official NASBA CPE credit.

Our seminars focus on the details of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR), Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Internal Control Frameworks, ISACA's Control Objectives over Information Technology (COBIT), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Open Compliance & Ethics Group's (OCEG) Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) methodology, PCAOB's Auditing Standard 5 (AS5), AICPA auditing standards and the future conversion from GAAP to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Our seminars provide CPE for the CPA, CFE, CIA, CISA, auditors and others with effective and engaging training.

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