The need for secure communications and information flow has never been greater in our connected, global marketplace. This requirement reaches all corners of information usage – government, military, commercial, and personal. Securing this information flow, ensuring confidentiality and integrity of our growing precious resource – data, is increasing our requirements to understand risk, risk management, and risk mitigation strategies and vision. At the root of all risk strategies is the underlying premise that we must first understand the information domain that impacts our risk strategies, and then turn our attention to those security controls we use to manage and/or mitigate the risks we face to that domain. The use of auditing and accounting has never been more important or in critical need than today so that business leaders and decision-makers can understand the risks they face, without bias or prejudice towards one solution or another.
The world of ecommerce, the life blood of market competition, service, and support flows through the arteries and veins of the global IT network. The life force of the IT network, however, needs periodic reviews of health, to ascertain where and what impacts our networks causing them to be overcome by external and internal threats. Business leaders need real answers to make critical decisions. Technology cannot and will not be the panacea that solves all issues. Business leaders have for too long devoted too many valuable resources to failed technology-alone solutions. Executives need to understand in their terms what the health of their networks are, what solutions will both support and enhance the overall health of their networks, and how business resources can be effectively and efficiently utilized. Business executives value the opinions of trained ISACA Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) experts to clearly identify the health of their networks and provide a diagnosis that outlines the pathway to security and health.