Security Incident Management Audit/Assurance Program 

 

Security Incident Management Audit/Assurance Program

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The audit/assurance programs reflect the IT Assurance Framework (ITAF) sections 3400—IT Management Processes, 3600—IT Audit and Assurance Processes and 3800—IT Audit and Assurance Management and were developed in alignment with the Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT®)—specifically COBIT 4.1.

Objective—The objective of the audit/assurance program is to provide management with an independent assessment relating to the effectiveness of security incident management processes, policies, procedures and governance activities.

Scope—The review will focus on security incident management standards, guidelines and procedures as well as the implementation and governance of these activities. Security incident management may intersect or complement the help desk, problem management and operational incident reporting. However, this review focuses only on the security component.

IT audit and assurance professionals are expected to customize this document to the environment in which they are performing an assurance process. This document is to be used as a review tool and starting point. It may be modified by the IT audit and assurance professional; it is not intended to be a checklist or questionnaire. It is assumed that the IT audit and assurance professional holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation or has the necessary subject matter expertise required to conduct the work and is supervised by a professional with the CISA designation and necessary subject matter expertise to adequately review the work performed.