How Bruce Schneier secures his laptop

On the heels of this recent story out of the UK about the government losing 25 million citizens’ personal data, IT security guru Bruce Schneier provides his tips on securing your laptop, especially critical for those us with client data on our drives: Longer keys increase the amount of work the defender has to do […]

IT audit training for me this week

This week I have a small reprieve from my duties as auditor, as I’m taking part in a training course put on by the firm at the Hilton. The training is related to the internal Information Systems specialization the firm offers, which will allow me to get more experience working with IS at clients and […]

Audit committees recognize IT risks should be a focus

Dan Meyer at Tick Marks has brought my attention to a KPMG survey that reports audit committees are becoming more concerned about IT risks on financial reporting. 90% believed that IT oversight deserved more time at audit committee meetings. By constrast, 80% of committee members were satisfied with audit committee oversight of management judgments and […]

Your business needs a Backbone

Backbone magazine is a Canadian bi-monthly focusing on business and technology issues. In their own words: Our primary focus has been on how technology enhances business processes, markets, profitability and productivity. Backbone magazine’s aim is to provide business people with a tangible tool to enhance the way they do business in Canada’s New Economy. Compare […]