New Fifth Edition Available on Amazon
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Angel R. Otero, assistant professor, chair of Florida Tech’s accounting and finance online program and a 20-year industry veteran, has written an updated edition of the influential textbook, Information Technology Control and Audit.
Now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Books and elsewhere, the fifth edition of the book has been significantly revised to include a comprehensive overview of the information technology (IT) environment comprising revolutionizing technologies, legislation, audit process, governance, strategy and outsourcing.
The new edition includes up-to-date audit concepts, examples, tools and techniques as well as sample documentation to design and perform actual IT audit work. It provides cases featuring practical IT audit scenarios which require students to work individually or in teams, engage in classroom discussions, perform analysis, and come up with decision-making strategies.
The fifth edition is also tailored to auditing topics and other technological skill sets and concepts typically tested on both Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exams.
According to Otero, the book “recognizes the continuous need for organizations and auditors to effectively manage and examine IT systems in order to meet business goals and objectives.”
Constant attacks on information, along with enactments of recent laws and regulations related to the protection of information, “have turned IT audit into a critical, dynamic, and challenging profession with a future that brings growth into new and exciting areas,” he added.
Information Technology Control and Audit was published in August by CRC Press and Auerbach Publications (Taylor & Francis Group). It is currently used by several U.S. and international universities.
Otero has over 20 years of industry experience in the areas of public accounting/auditing, information systems auditing, internal control audits and information technology consulting. Before joining Florida Tech, Otero worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP for 10 plus years and attained the position of senior manager overseeing offices in Florida and Puerto Rico.