ISACA releases IT outsourcing Audit Program.
Industry association ISACA has
released a new audit program to help IT managers and decision makers to optimize
outsourcing relationships, including vendor selection, onboarding and controls
on outsourcing agreements.
The Outsourced IT Audit Program has been developed in
response to demand for outsourcing of IT services and the increasing complexity
of managing such relationships.
The audit program includes guidance on governance and risk
assessment processes, plus cost benefit analysis, prior to initiating an
outsourcing IT model; internal controls and requirements for the selection
process of an outsourced IT vendor; appropriate steps to manage the transition
from in-house to outsourced providers of IT services; and key monitoring and
quantitative controls of the service delivery from the outsourced IT provider.
"The volume of technology-driven challenges and
responsibilities can be overwhelming for many organisations in this era of
digital disruption," said Christos Dimitriadis, PhD. CISA, CISM, CRISC, chair
of ISACA's Board of Directors and group director of Information Security for
INTRALOT. "The guidance provided in this audit program will help enterprises
make strategic decisions about outsourcing IT services that will position them
for success and allow them to place greater focus on their core capabilities."
Guidance put forth as part of the vendor selection process
includes detailing steps needed to make sure the vendor complies with clients'
regulatory requirements, the vendor is an industry leader in the IT outsourcing
space, the vendor has established a business continuity plan, the codes of
conduct between the client and the vendor are aligned, and contract terms are
ISACA audit programs have been developed and reviewed by
leading audit and assurance professionals worldwide. They can be downloaded to
allow customization that fits varying work environments from www.isaca.org.
[c] 2017 ITP Business Publishing Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. ( Syndigate.info ).
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Date:||Jun 4, 2017|
|Previous Article:||VR & AR headset market on track for triple-digit growth, says IDC.|
|Next Article:||SoftBank reaches out to MidEast for Vision tech fund.|