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IntoIT The INTOSAI IT Working Group Journal Beijing, April 2010. Angus Waugh SAI-UK. IntoIT – the WGITA Journal. Mix of news, views and comments on IT and IT audit issues from SAIs around the world Our magazine, our communication medium Provides an opportunity for SAIs to:

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IntoITThe INTOSAI IT Working Group JournalBeijing, April 2010

Angus Waugh

SAI-UK


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IntoIT – the WGITA Journal

  • Mix of news, views and comments on IT and IT audit issues from SAIs around the world

  • Our magazine, our communication medium

  • Provides an opportunity for SAIs to:

    • Showcase their activities in the area of IT Audit

    • Share good and bad practice

    • Share lessons learned

    • Open up avenues for communication and knowledge sharing


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IntoIT – the WGITA Journal…

  • Produced single-handedly by SAI-UK, we…

    • Establish themes and collate contributions

    • Liaise with contributors, co-ordinating responses

    • Provide language quality control & editorial oversight

    • Design, manage layout and pictures

    • Publish electronically, physically and distribute

  • Process is fairly resource light

  • Primary costs are in the design, publishing and distribution


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    IntoIT - the current edition…

    • Issue 29, published March 2010, articles on:

      • Data analysis using IDEA (SAI-Australia)

      • Information Security, a mandatory requirement (SAI-Brazil)

      • Using IT as an effective audit tool (SAI-China)

      • EUROSAI IT Audit survey (SAI-Finland)

      • Information Security audits in the Nordic countries (Nordic SAIs)

      • Auditing ERP systems (SAI-Pakistan)

      • Using sound development Frameworks (SAI-Switzerland)


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    IntoIT - the current edition…

    • Country focus – to showcase the SAI and the country, in edition 30 - Australia

      • History of the ANAO – over 100 years old

      • Ongoing challenge of maintaining independence

      • Systems, frameworks and processes supporting the work of the ANAO

      • How information technology provides the platform and the enabling vehicle for success


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    IntoIT - the previous 12 months…

    • Limited response to requests for articles

    • Grateful to those who responded and enabled publication in early 2010 – you know who you are!

    • Edition 29, loosely themed on Information Security – last published version

    • Future editions will be only available electronically – get on mailing list!


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    IntoIT - Next Editions

    • We have a country focus for Edition 30, future editions?

    • The primary theme will be the audit of e-Government systems

    • To ensure the journal continues we…

      • would welcome suggestions for themes for Edition 31 and beyond?

      • Propose that the themes should reflect the next Performance Audit seminar topics?

      • Also need lots of “short” news articles that add variety and topicality – please!


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    Circulation

    • 300+ paper copies distributed to SAIs and State Audit Offices

    • Several others – other public sector bodies and individuals

    • Several hundred copies also downloaded from web site

    • But is there sufficient interest…?


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    Deadlines, website & contact details

    • Deadline for edition 31 – end May 2010

    • Publication in August 2010

    • Website: http://www.intosaiitaudit.org/index_to_intoit.htm

    • Email contact:

      [email protected]


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    The future for intoIT…

    • SAI-UK looking to reduce resource investment in International activity to concentrate on domestic matters

    • Invite the Group to consider whether there is still a role for the journal

    • SAI-UK are looking to stand down as editors after INCOSAI 2010 in November

    • If we feel there is a role then we invite volunteers to take on the role or partner with the UK


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    The INTOSAI IT Working Group WebsiteBeijing, April 2010

    Angus Waugh

    SAI-UK


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    WGITA Website

    • Contains papers, briefings and guidance from SAIs on the latest developments in IT Audit

    • Forum for colleagues within WGITA to share knowledge

    • Host databases on:

      • E-Government audit

      • IT Governance

    • The website should be the subject of future review on it’s purpose, content and location


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    Activity in the last 12 months

    • There have been a number of developments on the website including…

      • Papers from the 18th meeting in Doha;

      • Added editions 28, 29 & 30 of intoIT;

      • Expanded the list of reference material, including the e-government audit database and the IT Governance database.


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    Website link and the future…

    • Website: http://www.intosaiitaudit.org

    • The UK is looking for a partner SAI to take on the hosting of this facility

    • INCOSAI 2010 will be the date when we will handover or cease hosting

    • The Group is invited to consider the ongoing purpose and role of the website

    • If there continues to be an ongoing requirement SAIs are invited to nominate any SAIs willing to share the hosting and publishing responsibilities

    • [email protected] to discuss further