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Volume 4, 2015

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IS Audit Basics: The Soft Skills Challenge, Part 2
24 June 2015
Ed Gelbstein, Ph.D.

The previous column explored a set of soft skills that could not possibly harm anyone. Quite the opposite, this issue examines a further set of soft skills that may require a longer period of time to acquire, that are likely to develop over time and that always leave room for improvement.

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This Week's Featured Author Blog

Monitoring, Analysis and Incident Management for Secure Data Centers
22 June 2015
Brett van Niekerk, Ph.D., and Pierre Jacobs

Our recent ISACA Journal article discusses the requirements for a military-grade secure data center based on the Advanced National Security Infrastructure System (ANSIS) by the National Computing and Information Agency (NCIA) in South Korea and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T) X.805.

This blog discusses the role of security operations center (SOC) functions, namely monitoring, visualization and incident response, in supporting security dimensions and defense-in-depth layers for data centers. The dimensions and layers in ANSIS and ITU-T X.805 are largely preventative and detection controls. While monitoring the monitoring function aids in detection, it collates information from various sources and provides the input of analysis, which can guide the incident response and recovery functions. Read More >>

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What's New for Nonmembers

IS Audit Basics Articles

Helping Auditees Prepare for an IS/IT Audit

The Soft Skills Challenge

Successful Audits Do Not Just Happen

Perspectives From a Seasoned Practitioner

The Core of IT Auditing

What Every IT Auditor Should Know About Computer-generated Reports


Full Journal Issues

Volume 4, 2014 Governance and Management of Enterprise IT (GEIT)

Volume 3, 2014 Big Data

Volume 2, 2014 The IS Audit Transformation

Volume 1, 2014 Data Privacy

Volume 6, 2013 Security and Compliance

Volume 5, 2013 Integrated Business Solutions