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Volume 5, 2017

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Key Competencies of the Effective Governance Professional

Key Competencies of the Effective Governance Professional
20 September 2017
Noman Sultan, Ph.D., CISM, CGEIT, CITP

Over the last 20 years, organizations have realized that they need to effectively manage and retain high-quality employees in order to be successful. It is extremely important that organizations invest in their leadership capabilities because leaders play an integral role in motivating, inspiring and influencing talent management. One leadership expert defines leadership as “the process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.”

Leadership is a process that can be taught through developmental experiences. Although individual differences in effective leaders are important, there is substantial evidence to show that effective leadership is a process and individuals need to acquire certain important skills to maximize their ability. Read More >>

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Tracking Vulnerability Fixes to Production
18 September 2017
Michael Werneburg, CIA, PMP

As an IT auditor at a software company, I discovered that security vulnerabilities in our bespoke product had not been getting released to clients on a timely basis. We had been doing penetration tests for years, but obtaining the penetration test report had not translated to the fixes being released to the users. Our clients remained exposed to known vulnerabilities, a situation that meant my employer was assuming all potential liability for the situation.

There were, it turned out, many things that slowed delivery of the fixes. Some factors were organizational and some were technical. Read More >>

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What's New for Nonmembers

IS Audit Basics Articles

Doing More With Less

Audit Programs

The Soft Skills Challenge, Part 7

Data Management Body of Knowledge—A Summary for Auditors

Risk-based Audit Planning for Beginners

The Auditors, IS/IT Policies and Compliance


Full Journal Issues

Volume 5, 2016 Cybersecurity

Volume 4, 2016 Mobile Apps

Volume 3, 2016 Data Privacy

Volume 2, 2016 Project Management: Methodologies and Associated Risk

Volume 1, 2016 Transforming the Auditor

Volume 6, 2015 The Internet of Things