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An audit charter should: A. be dynamic and change often to coincide with the changing nature of technology and the audit profession. B. clearly state audit objectives for the delegation of authority for the maintenance and review of internal controls. C. document the audit procedures designed to achieve the planned audit objectives. D. outline the overall authority, scope and responsibilities of the audit function.

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The reliability of an application system's audit trail may be questionable if: A. user IDs are recorded in the audit trail. B. the security administrator has read-only rights to the audit file. C. date time stamps record when an action occurs. D. users can amend audit trail records when correcting system errors.

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Which of the following should be the FIRST step of an IS audit? A. Create a flowchart of the decision branches. B. Gain an understanding of the environment under review. C. Perform a risk assessment. D. Develop the audit plan.

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While reviewing the business continuity plan of an organization, the IS auditor observed that the organization's data and software files are backed up on a periodic basis. Which characteristic of an effective plan does this demonstrate? A. Deterrence B. Mitigation C. Recovery D. Response

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Which of the following is a feature of an intrusion detection system (IDS)? A. Gathering evidence on attack attempts B. Identifying weakness in the policy definition C. Blocking access to particular sites on the Internet D. Preventing certain users from accessing specific servers

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Which of the following can identify attacks and penetration attempts to a network? A. Firewall B. Packet filters C. Stateful inspection D. Intrusion detection system (IDs)

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One of the purposes of library control software is to allow: A. programmers access to production source and object libraries. B. batch program updating. C. operators to update the control library with the production version before testing is completed. D. read-only access to source code.

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Which of the following is an advantage of an integrated test facility (ITF)? A. It uses actual master files or dummies and the IS auditor does not have to review the source of the transaction. B. Periodic testing does not require separate test processes. C. It validates application systems and tests the ongoing operation of the system. D. It eliminates the need to prepare test data.

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An integrated test facility is considered a useful audit tool because it: A. is a cost-efficient approach to auditing application controls. B. enables the financial and IS auditors to integrate their audit tests. C. compares processing output with independently calculated data. D. provides the IS auditor with a tool to analyze a large range of information.

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In a TCP/IP-based network, an IP address specifies a: A. network connection. B. router/gateway. C. computer in the network. D. device on the network.

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Which of the following activities should the business continuity manager perform FIRST after the replacement of hardware at the primary information processing facility? A. Verify compatibility with the hot site. B. Review the implementation report. C. Perform a walk-through of the DRP. D. Update the IS assets inventory.

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When evaluating the collective effect of preventive, detective or corrective controls within a process an IS auditor should be aware: A. of the point at which controls are exercised as data flows through the system. B. that only preventive and detective controls are relevant. C. that corrective controls can only be regarded as compensating. D. that classification allows an IS auditor to determine which controls are missing.

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An IS auditor who is participating in a systems development project should: A. recommend appropriate control mechanisms regardless of cost. B. obtain and read project team meeting minutes to determine the status of the project. C. ensure that adequate and complete documentation exists for all project phases. D. not worry about his/her own ability to meet target dates since work will progress regardless.

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When reviewing a business process reengineering (BPR) project, which of the following is the MOST important for an IS auditor to evaluate? A. The impact of removed controls. B. The cost of new controls. C. The BPR project plans. D. The continuous improvement and monitoring plans.

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Which of the following is an objective of a control self-assessment (CSA) program? A. Audit responsibility enhancement B. Problem identification C. Solution brainstorming D. Substitution for an audit

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Which of these has the potential to improve security incident response processes? A. Review the incident response procedures. B. Post-mortem or post-event reviews by the security team. C. Getting the hot-site ready. D. Reviw the BCP plan every six months


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