SCHAUMBURG, Sick.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The COVID-19 pandemic spotlighted the necessity for sturdy enterprise continuity plans like by no means earlier than, and in addition accelerated expertise innovation, as organizations rapidly sought new methods of doing enterprise. World IT affiliation ISACA helps auditors broaden their experience in these areas by introducing two new audit packages: IT Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Audit Program and Blockchain Framework Audit Program.
The IT Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Audit Program gives auditors with steerage in navigating the restoration course of ought to an unplanned occasion or an emergency happen. The audit program helps auditors assess an enterprise’s catastrophe preparedness and skill to proceed with vital precedence operations throughout a disruption and get again to enterprise as ordinary afterward. It additionally addresses emergency readiness assurance, together with communications and evacuation. Whereas going via the included testing steps in this system, auditors are inspired to think about questions together with:
- Have the plans been examined to verify they are often deployed in the time-frame required in an emergency?
- Is the documentation for enterprise continuity and resiliency planning constant throughout the enterprise?
- Are check outcomes integrated into continuity planning procedures and requirements to foster steady enchancment in backup and restoration methods?
The Blockchain Framework Audit Program enhances ISACA’s just lately launched Blockchain Framework and Guidance and assists auditors in evaluating the effectiveness of the carried out blockchain controls. Whereas blockchain affords many advantages to enterprises, there’s additionally danger related to the rising expertise that may be mitigated by implementing correct controls. This system focuses on governance, infrastructure, knowledge administration, key administration and good contracts, and it’s meant to supply assurance over focused areas that may decrease a company’s danger posture, together with the next sorts of dangers:
- Gaps in safety, together with susceptible supply code, weak endpoints and theft/lack of delicate knowledge
- Poor implementation or deployment that ends in wasted sources and an answer that doesn’t perform correctly
- Distributors that can’t scale successfully to help blockchain on the enterprise stage
“IT audit professionals have lengthy been dedicated to conserving tempo with the altering panorama of expertise and different evolving areas that affect their enterprises, bringing worth within the course of. This has been very true through the COVID-19 pandemic, which has illustrated how important IT enterprise continuity and catastrophe restoration proceed to be,” says Robin Lyons, ISACA IT audit skilled practices lead. “ISACA is dedicated to offering the audit neighborhood with the sources and instruments they should keep extremely worthwhile and efficient within the midst of those modifications.”
Each audit packages define the management aims, controls and management sorts, management classification and frequency, and testing steps to think about throughout completely different related classes. The IT Enterprise Continuity/Catastrophe Restoration Audit Program is complimentary to members and could be accessed at https://www.isaca.org/bookstore/audit-control-and-security-essentials/waitbc. The Blockchain Framework Audit Program is $25 for members and $49 for non-members and could be downloaded at https://www.isaca.org/bookstore/audit-control-and-security-essentials/wabfa.
Extra info on ISACA’s different audit packages and sources could be discovered at https://www.isaca.org/resources/insights-and-expertise/audit-programs-and-tools.
For greater than 50 years, ISACA® (www.isaca.org) has been equipping people with information, credentials, training and neighborhood to progress their careers and rework their organizations, and enabling enterprises to coach and construct high quality groups. ISACA is a world skilled affiliation and studying group with greater than 150,000 members who work in info safety, governance, assurance, danger and privateness and has a presence in 188 international locations, together with greater than 220 chapters worldwide. In 2020, ISACA launched One In Tech, a philanthropic basis.