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IDG Contributor Network: What every IT department needs to know about IT audits

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 5, 2016.

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    Last month I addressed data governance in “"Preventing data breaches is a business problem not an IT issue." In that article I stressed that too many clients have the Technology and Processes down but many don’t have the right staff in place or if they do have security staff they report to IT. We need a separation of duties between the IT department and an Audit or compliance department. Otherwise it’s the fox guarding the chickens.

    IT has a mission to push out new technology and fix it when it fails, so how can the IT department also oversee any real security and compliance function? The answer is they can’t, as it’s the fox guarding the chickens.

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