Schaumburg, Ill. (July 7, 2022) — A business' database is a favorite target of malicious actors for its trove of valuable stored, processed and transmitted data. It is critical for auditors and cybersecurity professionals to understand the risk involved with enterprise databases and to consider high-level controls to provide the necessary security. ISACA’s new educational resource, the Database Audit Program, offers guidance for assurance professionals concerning database deployments through targeted, platform-specific audit testing, practical guidance and native database management tool usage.
The Database Audit Program is designed to prepare and upskill IT auditors and cybersecurity professionals with the appropriate database knowledge to properly support this widespread technology. The program provides auditors with an evaluation framework for addressing the effectiveness of the implemented controls in order to enable enterprises to strengthen the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their databases.
“With the prominence of databases in today’s cybersecurity setting, it is crucial that all of the personal and business data they store are secure,” says Robin Lyons, ISACA IT Audit Professional Practices Principal. “ISACA’s new audit program demonstrates ISACA’s commitment to providing IT auditors and cybersecurity professionals with relevant resources to evaluate and improve security controls.”
The Database Audit Program is US$25 for ISACA members and US$49 for nonmembers and can be accessed at https://store.isaca.org/s/store#/store/browse/detail/a2S4w000005GHHcEAO.
For additional information on ISACA’s audit programs, tools, and resources, please visit: https://www.isaca.org/resources/insights-and-expertise/audit-programs-and-tools.
ISACA® (www.isaca.org) is a global community advancing individuals and organizations in their pursuit of digital trust. For more than 50 years, ISACA has equipped individuals and enterprises with the knowledge, credentials, education, training and community to progress their careers, transform their organizations, and build a more trusted and ethical digital world. ISACA is a global professional association and learning organization that leverages the expertise of its more than 165,000 members who work in digital trust fields such as information security, governance, assurance, risk, privacy and quality. It has a presence in 188 countries, including 225 chapters worldwide. Through its foundation One In Tech, ISACA supports IT education and career pathways for underresourced and underrepresented populations.