IT Program Auditor Job Profile

What is an IT Program Auditor?

The IT Program Auditor conducts evaluations of an IT program or its individual components to determine compliance with published standards.

Professional Certifications

IT Program Auditor must know:

  • computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
  • risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
  • cybersecurity and privacy principles.
  • cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
  • industry-standard and organizationally accepted analysis principles and methods.
  • communication methods, principles, and concepts that support the network infrastructure.
  • risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • resource management principles and techniques.
  • installation, integration, and optimization of system components.
  • organization’s enterprise information security architecture.
  • risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
  • policy-based and risk adaptive access controls.
  • Supply Chain Risk Management Practices (NIST SP 800-161)

Key skills of the IT Program Auditor include:

  • identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • conducting audits or reviews of technical systems.
  • translate, track, and prioritize information needs and intelligence collection requirements across the extended enterprise.

IT Program Auditor must be able to:

  • ensure security practices are followed throughout the acquisition process.

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