To: The CEO, Dalton, Walton, & Carlton, Inc.
From: The Auditor, Keith Hughes auditing firm
Subject: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUDIT PLAN REPORT, AND A MITIGATION PLAN
The auditing process flow chart will start with planning and proceed as shown in the below flow process chart diagram.
In the planning stage, the background process on the IT infrastructure will be presented by the audit manager to the audit team. The audit team will be introduced to the infrastructure of the organization to know the number of servers used in the organization, the number of desktop personal computers used, the features of the computers, the platform on which the network runs, antivirus software in use routing and firewall present in the organization. The organization will need the audit for the reasons listed below:
Recently, a number of PCs and office equipment has been stolen out of the office.
It’s at the data owner’s discretion as to whether or not to secure their data files or folders. Many do not secure their files, while some lock them so only they have access. There have been rumors that customer data and intellectual property have been lost.
Two employees recently left your company and went to your biggest competitor, where they just landed a contract with your largest account.
Vendors are allowed access to the site and computers without authorization or supervision.
Onsite staff at each location provides IT support part time along with their other responsibilities. Password resets are done by giving out a generic password — Chiefs2011.
A preliminary survey would be performed to understand the systems functions and area to be reviewed with interviews done to a number of employees from the four cities. This survey would be quite crucial in the determination of objectives and scope of the audit. The firm would also collaborate with the customer in order to consider the requests they have on areas and information that may need to be...