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A number of system failures are occurring when corrections to previously detected errors are resubmitted for acceptance testing. This would indicate that the maintenance team is probably not adequately performing which of the following types of testing? A. Unit testing B. Integration testing C. Design walk-throughs D. Configuration management
An IS auditor performing a telecommunication access control review should be concerned PRIMARILY with the: A. maintenance of access logs of usage of various system resources. B. authorization and authentication of the user prior to granting access to system resources. C. adequate protection of stored data on servers by encryption or other means. D. accountability system and the ability to identify any terminal accessing system resources.
An IS auditor evaluates the test results of a modification to a system that deals with payment computation. The auditor finds that 50 percent of the calculations do not match predetermined totals. Which of the following would MOST likely be the next step in the audit? A. Design further tests of the calculations that are in error. B. Identify variables that may have caused the test results to be inaccurate. C. Examine some of the test cases to confirm the results. D. Document the results and prepare a report of findings, conclusions and recommendations.
As updates to an online order entry system are processed, the updates are recorded on a transaction tape and a hard-copy transaction log. At the end of the day, the order entry files are backed up on tape. During the backup procedure, a drive malfunctions and the order entry files are lost. Which of the following are necessary to restore these files? A. The previous day's backup file and the current transaction tape B. The previous day's transaction file and the current transaction tape C. The current transaction tape and the current hard-copy transaction log D. The current hard-copy transaction log and the previous day's transaction file
Which of the following is a substantive test?
Which of the following goals would you expect to find in an organization's strategic plan? A. Test a new accounting package. B. Perform an evaluation of information technology needs. C. Implement a new project planning system within the next 12 months. D. Become the supplier of choice within a given time period for the product offered.
Passwords should be: A. assigned by the security administrator. B. changed every 30 days at the discretion of the user. C. reused often to ensure the user does not forget the password. D. displayed on the screen so that the user can ensure that it has been entered properly.
The responsibility, authority and accountability of the IS audit function is documented appropriately in an audit charter and MUST be: A. approved by the highest level of management. B. approved by audit department management. C. approved by user department management. D. changed every year before commencement of IS audits.
Which of the following BEST describes an IT department?s strategic planning process? A. The IT department will have either short-range or long-range plans depending on the organization?s broader plans and objectives. B. The IT department?s strategic plan must be time and project oriented, but not so detailed as to address and help determine priorities to meet business needs. C. Long-range planning for the IT department should recognize organizational goals, technological advances and regulatory requirements. D. Short-range planning for the IT department does not need to be integrated into the short-range plans of the organization since technological advances will drive the IT department plans much quicker than organizational plans.
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.
An offsite information processing facility having electrical wiring, air conditioning and flooring, but no computer or communications equipment is a: A. cold site. B. warm site. C. dial-up site. D. duplicate processing facility.
Separation of duties between computer opeartors and other data processing personnel is intended to: A. Prevent unauthorized modifications to program or data. B. Reduce overall cost of operations C. Allow operators to concentrate on their assigned duties D. Restrict operator access to data