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IT Audit Series - Auditing Database Structures

Everything you need to know about the risks and exposures specific to a business operating in a Database Environment

Today's IT auditor is increasingly being faced with a multiplicity of database management systems (DBMSs). Since each of these affects not only the control concerns of the IT systems due to the concentration of risk, but also the control and audit opportunities due to the increased control and audit tools, it has become critical that auditors understand their role and criticality.

This two-hour training is designed as an intermediate course to introduce auditors to the risks and exposures specific to a business operating in a Database Environment and indicates the unique control opportunities as well as the wide range of audit tools available.

By the end of this training the attendee will be able to:

  • Identify the differing types of database structures, their principal components, and the threats to them
  • Relate DBMS components to the operating system environment in which they operate
  • Identify potential control opportunities and select among control alternatives
  • Recognize vulnerabilities in multiple DBMS environments and make appropriate recommendations
  • Select the appropriate audit tool and technique to meet a given audit objective

The training will cover the following areas:

  • Database types
  • Sequential
  • Hierarchical
  • Network
  • Inverted File Structures
  • Relational Models
  • Control opportunities in a database environment
  • Database tools and techniques
  • Auditing IMS; IDMS; ADABAS; DB2; DATACOM; Oracle; Access

This is a previously recorded 2-hour AuditNet® webinar with Jim Kaplan and Richard Cascarino


Your Instructor


Jim Kaplan CIA CFE
Jim Kaplan CIA CFE


AuditNet® is the Global Resource for Auditors, and serves the global audit community as the primary communications resource with an online digital network where auditors share resources, tools, and experiences including audit work programs and other audit documentation.

As the first online portal for the global audit community, AuditNet® has been at the forefront of audit websites dedicated to promoting the use of technology. http://www.auditnet.org/

Jim Kaplan, the founder of AuditNet®, became a Certified Internal Auditor in 1984. He has continuously promoted and encouraged the use of technology and the Internet for audit productivity.

As an active member of the IIA, he has held many positions at the local and International level. He is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Chapter and served as Chapter President in 1989. He retired from his government audit director position in 2005. He is the founder and President of AuditNet®, the global resource for auditors, and has been identified as an Internet for Auditors pioneer. Jim's contributions to the profession were recognized by the IIA (2007 Bradford Cadmus award) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (Lifetime Achievement Award). In addition to the IIA, he is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


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