1. Computer-assisted audit techniques (CAATs) and computer-assisted audit tools and techniques (CAATTs) play an important role in performing audits in a computerized environment. Discuss the features of these techniques and how they contribute to the auditor’s functioning and performing audit procedures. What are the advantages and disadvantages of CAATs?
2. Why are IT controls important within an organization?
3. What are the characteristics of company-level controls, general controls and application controls within the IT services of an organization? Provide examples of each of the above controls.