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Optimizing the IT Audit Process

Martin Holzke, Senior IT Auditor, SoftQualM (Scotland) Ltd
Join Martin Holzke as he discusses which areas have the greatest potential to optimize your IT audit process. From planning and communicating with your IT department, to standardizing testing and reporting, this webinar will arm you with the best practices you need to help you streamline your audit process.
Sep 13 2012
44 mins
Optimizing the IT Audit Process
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