[_private/navbar.html]

MC-34, CLIENT/SERVER CONTROL & AUDIT

LOCATION/DATES: • Phoenix: November 13-14, 1998

COURSE FEE: $795

BACKGROUND

Client/server (C/S) architectures has seen the fastest growth IT technology in organizations worldwide. C/S technology is in a state of continuous flux in concept, capabilities and vendors. This will have a significant impact on the firm's operations and on the work of auditors and security professionals. C/S will change the way that businesses operate and will consequently bring up new features that must be harnessed early to protect the organization.

SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe basic and advanced forms of client/server architectures

  2. Analyze the main threats and exposures and the audit and control challenges of operating in a C/S environment and the impact on the organizations' effectiveness and efficiency as an empowering tool in business reengineering

  3. Describe the audit and control characteristics of interest to auditors

  4. Discuss controls for the C/S environment and the audit approaches that the auditor should consider when auditing in a C/S environment to assist management in sound C/S implementation.

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. CLIENT/SERVER ARCHITECTURES - BACKGROUND

  2. TECHNICAL, CONTROL AND AUDIT CHARACTERISTICS OF C/S

  3. MAJOR THREATS AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURES

  1. CONTROLS FOR CLIENT/SERVER SYSTEMS

  1. AUDIT APPROACHES FOR CLIENT/SERVER SYSTEMS

This is the only course available on client/server specifically directed to internal controls and security. Participants should acquire the proprietary manual MAP-34 "Control, Audit & Security of Client/Server Systems", which will be used in class, at the special price of $115 instead of the list price of $175. See description of MAP-34 IN MASP PUBLICATIONS SECTION.
-------------------