Quick Introduction to ACL

Quick Introduction to ACL

If you’ve every wondered what Audit Command Language (ACL) is, here’s a quick way to find out. ACL has provided a quick, one-page introduction to ACL. And I mean quick. It doesn’t explain a lot, but it gives you a … Continue reading → ... Read More
Analytics Blog Debate Heating Up

Analytics Blog Debate Heating Up

A debate on this blog over analytics and the future of internal audit is heating up. A few readers, including our colleague across the sea, AuditMonkey, has dove in, and skyller and I have responded in kind. Well, not exactly. … Continue reading → ... Read More
Download SharePoint Data w/o Rights

Download SharePoint Data w/o Rights

At a company I worked at recently, I ran across a Sharepoint site and wondered whether I could download data that I wasn’t supposed to see. Now I understand the purpose of SharePoint and company intranets is to share data, … Continue reading → ... Read More
FREE Fraud Investigation Quiz

FREE Fraud Investigation Quiz

Quiz yourself to discover how much you know about fraud investigations. While you may not be tasked with leading an investigation, you might need to work with those working on such an investigation. Either way, do you know the basics? … Continue reading → ... Read More
Deleting ACL Table Covers A Multitude of Sins

Deleting ACL Table Covers A Multitude of Sins

| | ACL, Scripting (ACL)
I’m not sure why, but sometimes deleting an ACL table or two covers a multitude of sins, errors, or just plain weird behavior. No, I don’t get any error messages. That’s the strange part. I’m talking about strange ACL behavior … Continue reading → ... Read More
Robotics to Replace ACL, Part 2

Robotics to Replace ACL, Part 2

Previously I wrote Will Robotics (RPA) Replace ACL? The short answer is no, and I describe the reasons in that post. But that doesn’t mean someone won’t try. Shortly after I wrote my original robotics post, I encountered robotics vs. ACL, … Continue reading → ... Read More
Security Camera Saves Auditor $60

Security Camera Saves Auditor $60

A security camera helped this auditor recoup $60 recently, 2 months after I lost it. You might recall my previous encounter with security cameras in Do Your Security Cameras Give Good Customer Service? I was back in the same store, but this … Continue reading → ... Read More
New IT Auditor (and WannaBEs) Master List

New IT Auditor (and WannaBEs) Master List

Here’s a list of all my posts to-date related to becoming or growing as an IT Auditor, all in one place for easy reference. I’ll add other posts as they are written. How to get an IT Audit job with … Continue reading → ... Read More
Use LinkedIn to get an IT Audit job

Use LinkedIn to get an IT Audit job

If you’re looking for an IT Audit job, here’s how to use LinkedIn to get noticed. In a nutshell, you need to enhance your LinkedIn profile so that everyone knows you’re working hard at learning IT auditor skills. If you’re already working … Continue reading → ... Read More
Will Robotics (RPA) Replace ACL?

Will Robotics (RPA) Replace ACL?

In my last post, I described Why Internal Auditors Should Care about Robotic Process Automation. In this post, I’ll explore whether RPA can replace analytic packages like ACL, IDEA, R, and Power BI. That might seem like a strange question, but a … Continue reading → ... Read More