Dealing with an auditor

At last weeks Infosec Europe, fellow blogger, friend and information security executive Jitender Arora was involved in a debate that asked the question whether the auditor was  friend or foe to the security department.

This was an interesting debate that for many can bring up many mixed emotions and feelings. But it reminds me of a quote from the movie Jerry Maguire, “this ain’t show friends… it’s show business”. Which is to say, that does it really matter if an auditor is friendly or hostile towards you? At the end of the day, she is there to do her job and you are there to do yours. The real magic is in how you actually deal with the auditor – which is easy with these few steps by following my video tutorial.

 

2 thoughts on “Dealing with an auditor

  1. All auditors are school leavers… after a year or two they become “partners” – it’s a never ending cycle.

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  2. You must have dealt with the auditors that came straight out of audit school if you think these old tricks work! I must admit however, I have no defence against the old “spade and carpet” approach though; not sure a CISA cert would protect many of us in those circumstances!

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