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When one thinks of audits, visions of dreadful IRS agents storming into your home or office usually come to mind. But IT audit jobs are far from related to collecting taxes. While tax auditing is related to checking whether or not an individual or entity is following tax law, IT auditing evaluates the design and effectiveness of an organization’s IT efficiency, security, development standards, governance and oversight. People working in IT audit jobs evaluate an organization’s ability to protect its intellectual property and other sensitive data. IT auditors determine whether an organization can deliver its sensitive data without compromise. Those working in IT audit jobs essentially work to answer three basic questions about an organization. The first question involves availability. Does an organization’s IT infrastructure provide data and functionality during all required times? The second question involves confidentiality. Will the required data and functionality only be disclosed to authorized users or are there security leaks? The final question relates to integrity. Will the information and functionality provided by the infrastructure be 100% accurate, reliable, and delivered in a timely fashion? IT auditing is a fairly new profession, with most regions lacking any fixed standards to determine who is qualified to have an IT audit job. Candidates for IT audit jobs must have intimate knowledge of both information systems and general accounting principles. Qualifications such as the Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials are highly desired by employers seeking to fill IT audit jobs.

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