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The PRIMARY advantage of a continuous audit approach is that it: A. does not require an IS auditor to collect evidence on system reliability while processing is taking place. B. requires the IS auditor to review and follow up immediately on all information collected. C. can improve system security when used in time-sharing environments that process a large number of transactions. D. does not depend on the complexity of an organization's computer systems.
The MAJOR advantage of the risk assessment approach over the baseline approach to information security management is that it ensures: A. information assets are over protected. B. a basic level of protection is applied regardless of asset value. C. appropriate levels of protection are applied to information assets. D. an equal proportion of resources are devoted to protecting all information assets.
The key difference between a microwave radio system and a satellite radiolink system is that: A. microwave uses line-of-sight and satellite uses transponders during transmission. B. microwave operates through transponders placed on the earth's orbit. C. satellite uses line-of-sight during transmission. D. microwave uses fiber optic cables.
Which of the following message services provides the strongest protection that a specific action has occurred? A. Proof of delivery B. Nonrepudiation C. Proof of submission D. Message origin authentication
A hub is a device that connects: A. two LANs using different protocols. B. a LAN with a WAN. C. a LAN with a metropolitan area network (MAN). D. two segments of a single LAN.
Which of the following would an IS auditor consider a weakness when performing an audit of an organization that uses a public key infrastructure (PKI) with digital certificates for its business-to-consumer transactions via the Internet? A. Customers are widely dispersed geographically, but the certificate authorities (CAs) are not. B. Customers can make their transactions from any computer or mobile device. C. The CA has several data processing subcenters to administer certificates. D. The organization is the owner of the CA.
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.
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.
Access rules normally are included in which of the following documentation categories? A. Technical reference documentation B. User manuals C. Functional design specifications D. System development methodology documents
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.
When implementing and application software package, which of the following presents the GREATEST risk? A. Uncontrolled multiple software versions B. Source programs that are not synchronized with object code C. Incorrectly set parameters D. Programming errors
A key element in a risk analysis is/are: A. audit planning. B. controls. C. vulnerabilities. D. liabilities.