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AI6.3 - Emergency Changes

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Emergency Changes

Establish a process for defining, raising, testing, documenting, assessing and authorising emergency changes that do not follow the established change process.

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  • An agreed-upon and standardised approach for managing changes in an efficient and effective manner
  • Formally defined emergency change expectations and performance measurement
  • Consistent procedure for emergency changes
  Risk Drivers
  • Inability to respond effectively to emergency change needs
  • Additional access authorisation not terminated properly
  • Unauthorised changes applied, resulting in compromised security and unauthorised access to corporate information

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  1. Ensure that a documented process exists within the overall change management process to declare, assess, authorise and record an emergency change.
  2. Ensure that emergency changes are processed in accordance with the emergency change element of the formal change management process.
  3. Ensure that all emergency access arrangements for changes are appropriately authorised, documented and revoked after the change has been applied.
  4. Conduct a post-implementation review of all emergency changes, involving all concerned parties. The review should consider implications for aspects such as further application system maintenance, impact on development and test environments, application software development quality, documentation and manuals, and data integrity.

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Volume 3, 2018
by Jen Hajigeorgiou, Editor
The ISACA Journal has a proud tradition of serving our community for more than 40 years, evolving to meet the needs and interests of practitioners amid the ever-changing technology landscape.
Volume 3, 2018
by Yuri Bobbert, CISM, CISA, SCF, and Talitha Papelard-Agteres, CISM
Understanding the key factors that influence effective BIS is crucial for business leaders; otherwise, security problems can occur, which can lead to financial loss, unavailability, reputational damage or even bankruptcy.
Volume 2, 2018
by Steven J. Ross, CISA, CISSP, MBCP
In this era of multi-modal technology, many disaster recovery issues are solved, some are simply transferred and a few are made worse.
Volume 2, 2018
by Ray Cheung, CISA, CITP, CPA, Vikas Sharma, CISA and Bhupinder Singh, CISA, CISM, ITIL v3, PMP, QSA
It is no surprise that many enterprises, ranging from early start-ups to mature global enterprises, have considered or implemented a migration to Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud computing services.
Volume 1, 2018
by Chris Poulin
While today everyone worships their smartphones as if the device itself demands their constant and public attention, there’s a new transformative technology that’s even more pervasive...
Volume 1, 2018
by Ian Cooke, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, COBIT Assessor and Implementer, CFE, CPTE, DipFM, ITIL Foundation, Six Sigma Green Belt
Innovative technologies such as VMs and the cloud help the efficiency and effectiveness of backup and recovery plans, but they do not replace the need to plan, document, or test and test again.

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