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ME2.4 - Control Self-assessment

This topic is intended to enable collaboration and sharing of information to facilitate a better understanding and approach to implementing this COBIT control objective based on the risk, value and guidance provided by its corresponding control practices.

COBIT Control Objective ME2.4 - Control Self-assessment is contained within Process Popup Monitor and Evaluate Internal Control.

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Control Self-assessment

Evaluate the completeness and effectiveness of management’s control over IT processes, policies and contracts through a continuing programme of self-assessment.

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Value Drivers

  • Ability to implement preventive measures for recurring exceptions
  • Ability to apply corrective measures in a timely manner
  • Enhanced reporting to all affected parties to comply with the defined service levels
  • Control deficiencies identified before adverse impact occurs
  • Proactive approach to improving service quality
  • Minimised potential for compliance failures
  Risk Drivers
  • Control deficiencies not identified in a timely manner
  • Management not informed about control deficiencies
  • Extended time required to resolve the identified issues, thus decreasing the process performance

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  1. Define a plan and scope, and identify evaluation criteria for conducting self-assessments. Plan the communication of results of the self-assessment process to IT and general management and the board. Consider internal audit standards in the design of self-assessments.
  2. Determine the frequency of periodic self-assessments, taking into account the effectiveness of ongoing monitoring.
  3. Assign responsibility for self-assessment to appropriate individuals to ensure objectivity and competence.
  4. Provide for independent reviews to ensure objectivity of the self-assessment and enable the sharing of internal control good practices.
  5. Compare the results of the self-assessments against industry standards and good practices.
  6. Summarise and report outcomes of self-assessments and benchmarking for remedial actions.

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We are looking for a Self Assesment based on COBIT 4.1, but we want to know in our company if the good practices say that we need to use evidence for this kind of assessment, please someone help us. we are not looking this scenario as an auditor, we ar...
EdgardoPP | 1/21/2016 8:57:22 AM | COMMENTS(0)

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