Auditing the Incident Response ProgramEdward NapoleonFrom political hacktivists to international cybercrime organizations, enterprise security has been under a barrage of attacks that run the gamut of complexity. Security breaches now seem inevitable even at organizations that invest heavily in their information security operations. With numerous recent examples of cybercriminals and malware penetrating corporate networks almost at will, the role of incident response teams has been thrust into the spotlight. In this presentation I will discuss the fundamentals of incident response planning and the critical role audit has in reviewing incident response plans, documentation and the plan testing process.
At the end of this session:
You will understand:
-identify the different types of incidents
-roles and responsibilities
-team activation process
-response process flows
-response scenarios, and
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We all heard of the recent hacks of Target and Neiman Marcus. Millions of consumers were affected as their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) were stolen. This incident raised a reg flag for majority of the organizations. The question is being asked: What can we do to protect our environment from such an incident? And usually the auditor is asked if the organization is prepared to protect its PII.
This webinar will identify the information each auditor must understand regarding PII and also list out the tasks each auditor must do to protect the PII.
As a member of several corporate boards, Dr. Aggarwal is well aware of the responsibilities of being a board of directors member. One of the primary responsibilities, according to Tom Horton (“Directors & Boards” author), is to secure the future of the organization. According to Mr. Horton, the very survival of the organization depends on the ability of the board and management not only to cope with future events but to anticipate the impact those events will have on both the company and the industry as a whole.”
According to Dr. Aggarwal, it is incumbent on directors to demand information and insight that will help them secure the future of the organization—which could be everything from the seemingly most innocuous moves by a competitor to the most threatening moves by a foreign nation potentate.
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) are a couple topics about which the directors should demand information and insight. When is the last time these two topics were discussed during your board meeting? You could have discussed the succession plan of a CEO as part of business continuity. But with BCP and DRP, we are implying the readiness of your organization in event of a natural or man-made disasters.
In this webinar, Dr. Aggarwal will provide a series of ten questions which every board member must consider, and every internal auditor must be prepared to answer.
Most of you are probably excited about the new release of Apple’s operating system, iOS7. This operating system not only has enhanced user features but has several cool security features. Jeff Ingalsbe will present the key security enhancements in iOS7 and identify those features which every auditor must know and understand.
Jeff Ingalsbe is an Assistant Professor, Department Chair, and Director of University of Detroit Mercy’s “Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies.” Mr. Ingalsbe runs a state-of-the-art cyber security laboratory where students gain real world competencies through exploration of cyber security problems. Until recently, Mr. Ingalsbe managed the Information Technology Security Consulting Group at Ford Motor Company. He was involved in information security solutions for the enterprise, consumerization exploration, threat modeling efforts, and strategic security research. His BSEE and MSCIS degrees are from Michigan Technological University and the University of Detroit Mercy, respectively. He is currently working on a PhD Information Systems Engineering at the University of Michigan Dearborn.
This webinar will cover the details of assessing and managing risks of changing currencies.
Some of the major topics covered in this webinar will include:
•Why Exchange Rates Change?
•Changing Exchange Rates, Trade, and Investment
•Corporate Impact of Exchanges Rate Changes
•Determining Transactions, Translation, and Economic Exposures
•Financial Hedging of Net Exchange Rate Risks
•Operational Hedging of Net Exchange Rate Risks
•Audit Considerations in Exchange Rate Risk Management
Mapping process flows is critical to understanding, documenting, and improving your processes. Learn how to develop world-class business process maps that highlight automation, best practices, manual steps, task assignment, activities of internal partners and external vendors, and more while ensuring accurate documentation and key participant input. This session will demystify the complexity around process mapping and provide hands on tools and tips that you can begin using immediately.
Leveraging Analytics in IA – Critical Success Factors and Integration Key Drivers
This webinar will assist participants in developing a roadmap to accelerate the integration of analytics within the internal audit function. During this webinar participants will learn how characteristics of their organization's strategic vision, business environment and technology impact the use of analytics. By understanding these characteristics, or critical success factors, internal audit can determine the type of analytic they should use to support various audits.
During this webinar we will also discuss the types of audit evidence supported by different forms of analytics, and what internal audit should do to accelerate the integration of analytics into the audit when they work in an analytic "friendly" organization. We will also discuss techniques internal audit can use to help organizations develop good analytic practices and become analytic “friendly.”
The dynamic nature of accounting standards, filing rules and financial market regulations demands that you stay one step ahead of the changes. This presentation will provide an overview of accounting and compliance requirements with a focus on two elements of a myriad of critical items to consider in your financial reporting and internal audits for 2013 – the JOBS Act and Conflict Minerals.
•JOBS Act: Establishes SEC requirements for emerging growth companies that makes it easier to raise capital and provides an IPO ‘on-ramp’ to phase in certain requirements.
•Conflict Minerals Rule: Mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act with direct impact to half of all public companies including technology, automotive, and industrial products industries.
Learn how these and other changes may impact your audit scope and work plans and why you must partner with your accounting organization to stay one step ahead.
According to some of the industry experts, the security and management of smart devices like iPads, iPhones and Android phones are quickly becoming the weakest link in most organizations. The internal auditors would like to audit the management and security of these devices and are looking for a structured audit approach.
The third webinar ion the series will focus on protecting the data which has been classified. This webinar will discuss the examples of how a DLP solution can assist in protecting and monitoring the classified data.
The second webinar in the series will focus on operationalizing the data classification program by rolling out the program to the different business units. This webinar will take an example of a software and show how the documents and folders can be classified (labeled).