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Information Technology General Controls - ITGCs

Information Technology General Controls - ITGCs

This CPE event is focused on Information Technology General Controls (ITGCs).


Discover a transformative exploration of Information Technology General Controls (ITGCs) at our upcoming CPE event. Immerse yourself in the pivotal realm of digital governance, where meticulous controls and robust frameworks lay the foundation for resilient, secure, and efficient IT operations. World class organizations have to have world class ITGCs.


Embracing Digital Governance Excellence


At this dynamic CPE event, we delve deep into the core principles, strategies, and best practices of ITGCs that form the bedrock of digital governance. Our ITGC experts will illuminate the significance of ITGCs in safeguarding critical information assets, fortifying data integrity, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.


Gain invaluable insights into:

  • Strategic Frameworks: Explore the strategic frameworks and industry standards underpinning ITGCs, empowering you to align your organization's IT control environment with best-in-class practices.
  • Audit Preparedness: Uncover the key facets of audit planning, risk assessment, and reporting vital for demonstrating the effectiveness of ITGCs to internal and external auditors.
  • Compliance Assurance: Navigate the intricate landscape of compliance requirements and discover how robust ITGCs play a pivotal role in upholding regulatory compliance across diverse industries.


Aligning Authenticity with Expertise


Our commitment to authenticity aligns with a genuine understanding of your professional needs. By fostering transparent, insightful conversations, we aim to build a bridge of trust and connection, ensuring that the knowledge gained at this event resonates profoundly with your aspirations for IT governance excellence.


Engage with Us


Participate in this illuminating event to elevate your understanding of ITGCs and to forge connections with industry peers who share your passion for digital governance mastery. Seize this opportunity to ignite your ITGC expertise and chart a course towards fortified digital governance within your organization.

  • Details on Event Presentation

    Offered on Wednesday-Thursday once every six weeks in two four hour sessions for 8 CPE credits.

    The sessions will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time Zone. There will be a lunch break from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. each day.

    We can schedule private events on your timetable for two or more attendees.

    NASBA Program Disclosure

    Program Level of Understanding: Basic
    Prerequisites: None
    Advance Preparation: None
    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based
    NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing, Information Technology
    CPE Credits: 8, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

  • CPE Event Highlights

    Information Technology controls are described in two categories: General Controls (ITGCs) 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.

    • Learn the compliance requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

    • Discuss how internal controls can manage risk and reduce fraud.

    • Identify methods for improving the effectiveness of information process to effect the profitability of businesses

  • Key Issues on the Agenda

    Section 1 - Introduction and Background on ITGCs

    • 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 Framework Domain: Plan & Organize

    Section 4 - Managing the System Life Cycle

    • CobiT Framework 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 Framework 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 Framework Domain: Deliver & Support

    • Managing Computer Operations

    • Computer Operations - Risk & Control Objectives

    • Computer Operations - Internal Controls

    Section 7 - Managing the Continuity of IT Services

    • CoBIT Framework Domain: Deliver & Support

    • Managing the Continuity of IT Services

    • IT Disaster Recovery Plan

    Section 8 - Monitoring the Effectiveness of IT

    • CoBIT FrameworkDomain: 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

  • Summary of the Subject Matter

    This CPE event "Information Technology General Controls" is designed to provide a comprehensive exploration of the best practices and considerations surrounding information technology general controls using the COBIT Framework as criteria.

    This event aims to equip professionals with the knowledge and insights necessary to ensure robust IT governance, risk management, and compliance within their organizations.

  • Authoritative Sources

    It's fantastic to see your commitment to expanding your knowledge after the CPE event on Information Technology General Controls (ITGCs). Here are some authoritative sources, along with their web links, to further enhance your understanding:

    • ISACA - IT Governance and Control Resources
      • ISACA offers a wealth of resources covering IT governance, control frameworks, and audit practices. By exploring their materials, you can gain valuable insights into ITGCs and related best practices, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of this critical area.
    • NIST - Computer Security Resource Center
      • The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides a comprehensive repository of computer security resources, including guidelines, publications, and standards related to information technology controls. This can serve as an invaluable reference for deepening your understanding of ITGCs.
    • TechTarget - Information Technology Controls (IT Controls)
      • TechTarget offers insights into various aspects of information technology controls, providing practical explanations and industry insights that can enrich your comprehension of ITGCs and their significance in the business environment.

    By engaging with these authoritative sources, you can further solidify your expertise in Information Technology General Controls, enabling you to navigate the complexities of IT governance and control with confidence and proficiency.

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