Controls & Auditing

Becoming CISO

Domain 2: IS Management Controls and Auditing Management (Projects, Technology & Operations)

Information Security Management Controls :


  • Identify the organization’s operational process and objectives as well as risk tolerance level.
  • Design information systems controls in alignment with the operational needs and goals and conduct testing prior to implementation to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Identify and select the resources required to effectively implement and maintain information systems controls. Such resources can include human capital, information, infrastructure, and architecture (e.g., platforms, operating systems, networks, databases, applications).
  • Supervise the information systems control process to ensure timely implementation in accordance with the outlined budget and scope, and communicate progress to stakeholders.
  • Design and implement information systems controls to mitigate risk.
  • Monitor and document the information systems control performance in meeting organizational objectives by identifying and measuring metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Design and conduct testing of information security controls to ensure effectiveness, discover deficiencies and ensure alignment with organization’s policies, standards and procedures.
  • Design and implement processes to appropriately remediate deficiencies and evaluate problem management practices to ensure that errors are recorded, analyzed and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Assess and implement tools and techniques to automate information systems control processes.
  • Produce information systems control status reports to ensure that the processes for information systems operations, maintenance and support meet the organization’s strategies and objectives, and share with relevant stakeholders to support executive decision-making.


Auditing Management


  • Understand the IT audit process and be familiar with IT audit standards.
  • Apply information systems audit principles, skills and techniques in reviewing and testing information systems technology and applications to design and implement a thorough risk-based IT audit strategy.
  • Execute the audit process in accordance with established standards and interpret results against defined criteria to ensure that the information systems are protected, controlled and effective in supporting organization’s objectives.
  • Effectively evaluate audit results, weighing the relevancy, accuracy, and perspective of conclusions against the accumulated audit evidence.
  • Assess the exposures resulting from ineffective or missing control practices and formulate a practical and cost-effective plan to improve those areas.
  • Develop an IT audit documentation process and share reports with relevant stakeholders as the basis for decision-making.
  • Ensure that the necessary changes based on the audit findings are effectively implemented in a timely manner.