C)ISSA - Certified Information Systems Security Auditor

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

Many organizations require an Information System Auditor’s expert knowledge when it comes to identifying critical issues and providing effective auditing solutions.

 

The knowledge and course content provided in the vendor neutral Certified Information Systems Security Auditor certification - C)ISSA will not only cover ISACA®’s exam but will provide a measurable certification that demonstrates proficiency in the IS Auditing Field.

 

The Certified Information Systems Security Auditor

covers the skills and knowledge to assess vulnerabilities, report on compliance and implement controls for private and public enterprises.

 

The Certified Information Systems Security Auditors will receive in-depth knowledge in topics that pertain to the following: 

 

IS audit, control, assurance, and security professionals, including IT consultants, auditors, managers, security policy writers, privacy officers, information security officers, network administrators, security device administrators, and security engineers.

C)ISSA - Physical Course Kit & Exam

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  • Chapter One Section A – The Process of Auditing Information Systems

    • Exam Relevance
    • Agenda
    • Chapter 1 Learning Objectives
    • Learning Objectives (continued)
    • Audit Charter
    • Definition of Auditing
    • Definition of Information Systems Auditing
    • Audit Objectives
    • Audit Planning
    • Audit Planning cont.
    • IS Audit Resource Management
    • Types of Audits
    • Elements of an Audit
    • Creating the Plan for an Audit
    • Planning the Audit
    • Audit Methodology
    • Phases of an Audit
    • Audit Work papers
    • Audit Procedures
    • Types of Tests for IS Controls
    • Forensic Audits
    • Fraud Detection

    Chapter One Section B – Risk Based Auditing

    • Risk – Based Auditing
    • Definition of Risk
    • Purpose of Risk Management
    • Risk Management
    • Purpose of Risk Analysis
    • Why Use Risk Based Auditing
    • Risk Assessment and Treatment
    • Risk Assessment and Treatment cont.
    • General Controls
    • Internal Controls
    • Areas of Internal Control
    • IS Controls Versus Manual Controls
    • IS Controls
    • IS Controls cont.
    • Internal Control Objectives
    • Assessing and Implementing Countermeasures
    • Performing an Audit Risk Assessment
    • A Risk Based Audit Approach
    • Risk – based Auditing

    Chapter One Section C – Audit Planning and Performance

    • Audit Planning
    • Effect of Laws and Regulations on IS Audit Planning
    • Performing the Audit
    • ISACA IT Audit and Assurance Tools and Techniques
    • ISACA IT Audit and Assurance Standards Framework
    • Relationship Among Standards, Guidelines and Tools and Techniques
    • ISACA IT Audit and Assurance Standards Framework cont.
    • Evidence
    • Gathering Evidence
    • Sampling
    • Compliance vs. Substantive Testing
    • Testing Controls
    • Integrated Auditing
    • Using the Services of Auditors and Experts
    • Audit Risk
    • Computer-assisted Audit Techniques

    Chapter One Section D – Reporting on Audit

    • Audit Analysis and Reporting
    • Audit Documentation
    • Automated Work Papers
    • Automated Work Papers cont.
    • Evaluation of Audit Strengths and Weaknesses
    • Communicating Audit Results
    • Management Implementation of Audit Recommendations

    Chapter Two Section A – IT Governance and Management of
    IT

    • Exam Relevance
    • Agenda
    • Task Statements
    • Governance and Management of IT
    • Corporate Governance
    • IT Governance
    • Information Technology Monitoring and Assurance Practices for Management
    • Best Practices for IT Governance
    • Information Security Governance
    • Result of Security Governance

    Chapter Two Section B – Strategic Planning and Models

    • IS Strategy
    • Strategic Enterprise Architecture Plans
    • IT Strategy Committee
    • Standard IT Balanced Scorecard
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Maturity and Process Improvement Models
    • IT Investment and Allocation Practices
    • Auditing IT Governance Structure and Implementation
    • Policies, Standards and Procedures
    • Policies and Procedures
    • Policies
    • Procedures
    • Standards
    • Risk Management
    • Risk Management Process
    • Risk Analysis Methods
    • Risk Mitigation

    Chapter Two Section C – Resource Management

    • Organization of the IT Function
    • IS Roles and Responsibilities
    • Segregation of Duties Within IS
    • Segregation of Duties Controls
    • Human Resource Management
    • Sourcing Practices
    • Management of IT Functional Operations
    • Organizational Change Management
    • Change Management cont.
    • Quality Management
    • Performance Optimization
    • Reviewing Documentation
    • Reviewing Contractual Commitments

    Chapter Two Section D – Business Continuity Planning

    • Business Continuity Planning
    • IS Business Continuity Planning
    • Disasters and Other Disruptive Events
    • Business Continuity Planning Process
    • Business Continuity Policy
    • Business Continuity Planning Incident Management
    • Business Impact Analysis cont.
    • Development of Business Continuity Plans
    • Other Issues in Plan Development
    • Components of a Business Continuity Plan
    • Components of a Business Continuity Plan cont.
    • Insurance
    • Plan Testing
    • Summary of Business Continuity
    • Auditing Business Continuity
    • Reviewing the Business Continuity Plan
    • Evaluation of Prior Test Results
    • Evaluation of Offsite Storage
    • Interviewing Key Personnel
    • Evaluation of Security at Offsite Facility
    • Reviewing Alternative Processing Contract
    • Reviewing Insurance Coverage
    • End of Domain

    Chapter Three Section A – Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation

    • Exam Relevance
    • Agenda
    • Learning Objectives
    • Learning Objectives cont.
    • Program and Project Management
    • Portfolio/Program Management
    • Portfolio/Program Management cont.
    • Business Case Development and Approval
    • Benefits Realization Techniques
    • General IT Project Aspects
    • Project Context and Environment
    • Project Organizational Forms
    • Project Communication
    • Project Objectives
    • Roles and Responsibilities of Groups and Individuals
    • Project Management Practices
    • Project Planning
    • Project Planning cont.
    • General Project Management
    • Project Controlling
    • Project Risk
    • Closing a Project

    Chapter Three Section B – Systems Development Models

    Business Application Development

    • Traditional SDLC Approach
    • Traditional SDLC Approach cont.
    • Traditional SDLC Approach cont.
    • Requirements Definition
    • Business Process Reengineering and Process Change Projects
    • Business Process Reengineering and Process Change Projects cont.
    • Risk Associated with Software Development
    • Use of Structures Analysis, Design and Development Techniques
    • Alternative Development Methods
    • Agile Development
    • Agile Development
    • Prototyping
    • Rapid Application Development
    • Other Alternative Development Methods
    • Computer-aided Software Engineering
    • Fourth-generation Languages

    Chapter Three Section C – Types of Specialized Business Applications

    • Electronic Commerce
    • Electronic Data Interchange
    • Electronic Mail
    • Electronic Banking
    • Electronic Finance
    • Electronic Funds Transfer
    • Automated Teller Machine
    • Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
    • Business Intelligence
    • Decision Support Systems
    • Decision Support Systems cont.
    • Acquisition
    • Infrastructure Development / Acquisition Practices
    • Project Phases of Physical Architecture Analysis
    • Hardware Acquisition
    • System Software Acquisition
    • Auditing Systems Development, Acquisition and Maintenance
    • Auditing Systems Development Acquisition
    • System Software Change Control Procedures

    Chapter Three Section D – Application Controls

    • Application Controls
    • Input/Origination Controls
    • Processing Procedures and Controls
    • Output Controls
    • Types of Output Controls
    • Business Process Control Assurance
    • Auditing Application Controls
    • Application Testing
    • Precautions Regarding Testing
    • System Change Procedures and the Program Migration Process
    • System Change Procedures and the Program Migration Process cont.
    • End of Chapter Three

    Chapter Four Section A – Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Support

    • Infrastructure Operations
    • Monitoring Use of Resources
    • Support / Help Desk
    • Change Management Process
    • Release Management
    • Exam Relevance
    • Agenda
    • Learning Objectives
    • Learning Objectives cont.
    • Information Security Management
    • Information Systems Operations
    • Management of IS Operations
    • IT Service Management

    Chapter Four Section B – System and Communications
    Hardware

    • Computer Hardware Components and Architectures
    • Computer Hardware Components and Architectures cont.
    • Security Risks with Portable Media
    • Security Controls for Portable Media
    • Hardware Maintenance Program
    • Hardware Monitoring Procedures
    • Capacity Management
    • IS Architecture and Software
    • Operating Systems
    • Access Control Software
    • Data Communications Software
    • Data Management
    • Database Management System cont.
    • Tape and Disk Management Systems
    • Utility Programs
    • Software Licensing Issues
    • Digital Rights Management
    • Auditing Networks
    • Network Infrastructure
    • Enterprise Network Architectures
    • Types of Networks
    • Network Standards and Protocol
    • OSI Architecture
    • OSI Architecture (continued)
    • Application of the OSI Model in Network Architectures cont.
    • Network Architectures
    • Network Components
    • Communications Technologies
    • Communications Technology cont.
    • Wireless Networking
    • Risks Associated with Wireless Communications
    • Internet Technologies
    • Auditing of Network Management
    • Auditing of Applications Management
    • Hardware Reviews
    • Operating System Reviews
    • Database Reviews
    • Network Infrastructure and Implementation Reviews
    • Network Infrastructure and Implementation Reviews
    • Physical Security Audits
    • Access Controls Review
    • Scheduling Reviews
    • Objective
    • Business Continuity Strategies
    • Recovery Strategies
    • Recovery Alternatives
    • Audit of Third Party Recovery Agreements
    • Organization and Assignment of Responsibilities
    • Team Responsibilities​​​​​​​
    • Scheduling Reviews; Questions to Consider
    • Auditing Job Scheduling
    • Job Scheduling Reviews
    • Personnel Reviews
    • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Audits
    • Auditing of Business Continuity Plans
    • Recovery Point Objective and Recovery Time
    • Backup and Restoration

    Chapter Four Section C – Auditing Networks

    • Database Reviews
    • Network Infrastructure and Implementation Reviews
    • Network Infrastructure and Implementation Reviews
    • Physical Security Audits
    • Access Controls Review
    • Access Controls Review cont.
    • Scheduling Reviews
    • Scheduling Reviews; Questions to Consider
    • Auditing Job Scheduling
    • Job Scheduling Reviews
    • Personnel Reviews
    • Network Infrastructure
    • Enterprise Network Architectures​​​​​​
    • Types of Networks
    • Network Services
    • Network Standards and Protocols
    • OSI Architecture
    • OSI Architecture (continued)
    • Application of the OSI Model in Network Architectures cont.
    • Network Architectures
    • Network Components
    • Communications Technologies
    • Communications Technology cont.
    • Wireless Networking
    • Risk Associated with Wireless Communications
    • Internet Technologies
    • Auditing of Network Management
    • Auditing of Applications Management
    • Hardware Reviews
    • Operating Systems Reviews

    Chapter Four Section D – Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Audits

    • Auditing of Business Continuity Plans
    • Recovery Point Objective and Recovery Time Objective
    • Business Continuity Strategies
    • Recovery Strategies
    • Recovery Alternatives
    • Audit of Third Party Recovery Agreements
    • Organization and Assignment of Responsibilities
    • Team Responsibilities
    • Backup and Restoration
    • End of Domain Four​​​​​​​

    Chapter Five Section A – Protection of Information Assets

    • Exam Relevance
    • Course Agenda
    • Chapter 5 Task Statements
    • Knowledge Areas
    • Information Security Management
    • Importance of Information Security Management
    • Key Elements of Information Security Management
    • Critical Success Factors to Information Security Management
    • Inventory and Classification of Information Assets
    • Privacy Management Issues and the Role of IS Auditors
    • Social Media Risk

    Chapter Five Section B – Access Controls

    • System Access Permission
    • Remote Access
    • Remote Access Security
    • Auditing Remote Access
    • Auditing Remote Access (cont.)
    • Logging All System Access
    • Mandatory and Discretionary Access Controls
    • IAAA
    • Authentication
    • Authorization
    • Challenges with Identity Management
    • Identification and Authentication
    • Logical Access Exposures
    • Paths of Logical Access
    • Logical Access Control Software
    • Auditing Logical Access
    • Access Control Lists
    • Centralized versus Decentralized Access
    • Decentralized Access Risks
    • Single Sign-on (SSO)
    • Single Sign-on Advantages
    • Single Sign-on Disadvantages
    • Familiarization with the Organization’s IT Environment​​​​​​​

    Chapter Five Section C – Equipment and Network Security

    • Security of Portable Media
    • Mobile Device Security
    • Storing, Retrieving, Transporting and Disposing of Confidential Information
    • Concerns Associated with Storage Media
    • Network Infrastructure Security
    • Network Infrastructure Security cont.
    • LAN Security Issues
    • Client-server Security
    • Wireless Security Threats
    • Wireless Security Threats cont.
    • Audit Log Analysis Tools
    • Internet Threats and Security
    • Causes of Internet Attacks
    • Firewalls
    • Firewall Issues
    • Network Security Architectures
    • Honeypots and Honeynets
    • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
    • IDS / IPS Components
    • IDS / IPS Features
    • Voice-Over IP (VoIP)
    • Techniques for Testing Security
    • Auditing Network Infrastructure Security​​​​​​​

    Chapter Five Section D – Encryption

    • Encryption Definition
    • Encryption
    • Symmetric Encryption
    • Asymmetric Algorithms
    • Hashing Algorithms
    • Digital Signatures
    • Digital Envelope
    • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    • Uses of Encryption in Communications
    • Auditing Encryption Implementations
    • Malware
    • Viruses
    • Virus Protection
    • Other Forms of Malware
    • Incident Handling and Evidence
    • Security Incident Handling and Response
    • Evidence Handling
    • Physical and Environmental Controls
    • Physical Access Issues and Exposures
    • Physical Access Issues and Exposures cont.
    • Physical Access Controls
    • Controls for Environmental Exposures
    • Controls for Environmental Exposures cont.
    • Controls for Environmental Exposures cont.
    • Electrical Problems
    • Auditing Physical Access
    • End of Domain Five
     

     

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