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Anti – Fraud Measures:
Enterprise Risk Management
– Mitigation through Fraud Prevention
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eInformation Forensic Standards
Modern Criminals utilise and exploit information technology to an enormous extent. The effective seizure of electronic evidence plays an important role in combating the challenges of crime. In order to assure the reliability of forensic evidence, it is imperative to have suitable / compatible standards/ guidelines. Such rules not only ensure the acceptance of evidence in court of law but also generate public trust and confidence in the electronic environment that affects our daily life and economies.

This standard on information forensic provides all frontline with valuable aid for preventing and fighting cyber crime. The Standards are Certifiable Standards by only Certified Forensic Auditors (CFA), qualification provided by eInformation Systems, Security and Audit Association (eISSA), New Delhi, India.

India has witnessed some of the major changes in law particularly related to Electronic Evidence, as stated in Indian Evidence Act 1872, namely the following are the amendments:
1. Opinion as to digital signature when relevant.
2. Special provisions as to evidence relating to electronic record.
3. Admissibility of electronic record
4. Proof as to digital signature
5. Proof as to verification of digital signature.

Association shall be presenting a detailed Forensic Standards to Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) for consideration and adoption as National Standards.

Guideline for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Manual
Risk Analysis is the most complex procedure in designing effective BC/DR Plan. It is important to have a clear understanding of the primary goal of risk analysis, understanding of critical terminology and adherence to a well structured process that renders complex activity manageable. The Guide helps the organisation and professional to plan and create an effective and practical Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan.

Auditing eBanking
The book takes care of each and every part of eBanking such as Hardware, Software, Databases, Networking and CAATs. Auditors shall surely gain lot of vital information in framing their strategy to effective and meaningful auditing. The Book covers all the issues involved in Banking under Computerised Environment, which directly affects the Integrity, Availability and Assurance of the financial information, which is also a major concern of Statutory, Revenue and Concurrent Auditor. Book is useful for Financial Auditor, Information Technology Auditors and Inspection Department officials. It covers the areas like :
  • Issues involved in acquisition of Computer Hardware, Maintenance and Performance. The Author has provided  a detailed audit checklist for the auditor, which shall prove to be very helpful at the time of audits.
  • Application, Operating and Systems Software issues are widely covered alongwith the audit checklist.
  • Frauds, miss-appropriation, manipulations of data / information are major concerns for the bankers. The book covers the detailed working of world famous audit software called ACL (Audit Command Language). It also covers the forensic audit law Benford Law, its application, and theory is also covered in great detail.