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ISACA Issues New Social Media Audit Program

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA - Social media governance is critical to enterprises that are seeking the right balance between transparency and control of these rapidly growing tools. ISACA, the global association of 95,000 IT assurance, security and governance professionals, has issued a new customizable audit program to help enterprises address this complex and emerging area. Available at, the Social Media Audit/Assurance Program focuses on effective policies, training and awareness, and monitoring.
Additional audit programs recently published by ISACA include:
                Apache Web Services Server Audit/Assurance Program
                MySQL Server Audit/Assurance Program
                VMware Server Virtualization Audit/Assurance Program
                Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 Web Services Server Audit/Assurance Program
                Windows Active Directory Audit/Assurance Program
                Mobile Computing Security Audit/Assurance Program
                Cloud Computing Management Audit/Assurance Program
These audit programs are templates designed to be starting points and can be easily customized to fit a specific operating environment, said Norm Kelson, CISA, CGEIT, CPA, lead author of the programs. Developed by a global team of experienced assurance professionals, they represent the latest expertise, and are peer-reviewed for added value.
The audit programs provide guidelines and direction for the practice of IT audit and assurance and can be used as a road map to complete a specific process. ISACA developed this guidance for IT audit and assurance practitioners; however, security and business professionals can also benefit from applying the control objectives and audit steps to make scope areas more robust.
All audit programs are free for ISACA members and US $45 for nonmembers at
Additional guidance on social media governance is available at
With 95,000 constituents in 160 countries, ISACA ( is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences, publishes the ISACA Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. It also advances and attests IT skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations.
ISACA continually updates COBIT, which helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.