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IBM Security and Audit archive of presentations on various IBM products

IFCI Risk Watch Guide to Regulation and Control of Financial Risk provides an Introduction to Risk, Key Risk Concepts, a Risk Library and Glossary. The site also provides an overview of the 13 key risk concepts.


Importer Audit Program   provides audit procedures and steps used by regulatory auditors for conducting compliance audits of Importer's customs systems.

Indiana State Auditor Web site provides information about the office, staff and more.

Indiana State Board of Accounts Web site provides information about the office, guidelines, manuals, reports, job opportunities and more.


Independent Sector - leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. Includes a section on accountability.

INFOSYSSEC is a comprehensive computer and network security resource on the Internet for Information System Security Professionals. Includes research resources, articles, news, virus alerts, links to security site search engines and more.

InfoZoom - is a visualization and data analysis solution for Internal Audit. The software is an in-memory solution that is based on MP3 compression technology. InfoZoom allows combining multiple data sets without the need for a database or scripting. This site provides YouTube videos and use cases for common analysis needed in Audit.


ICAA The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia maintains a site on the Web and a site on CompuServe. There is general information about the Institute, membership, student news, and more.

Becoming a Chartered Accountant in Australia

Australian Accounting Standards Board


ICAEW Summa Project Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales Accounting Information Service, The ICAEW Summa Project is the site of the World Wide Web information server for accounting academics, students and professionals. The project is funded by a grant from research committee of the ICAEW. The WWW site is at the University of Exeter, Devon, UK. Provides access to a number of accounting, auditing, and finance related resources such as FINWeb, EDGAR, the Security and Exchange Commission's online database, the Financial Executive Journal, Global Network Navigator (source of information about Internet resources), and more.

Idaho Legislative Auditor Web site provides online executive summaries of legislative fiscal audits for the various departments, boards and commissions of the Idaho state government.


IDEA IDEA is data analytics software renowned for its unique blend of ease-of-use and powerful functionality with over 100 audit tasks that meet most analytic needs. IDEA transforms the audit process to be more efficient and increases your personal productivity while giving confidence in your findings.


IFRS.com - a free resource for International Financial Reporting Standards provides checklists and tools for auditors.

IFRS: a strategic opportunity

IFRS E-Learning Free online financial reporting tools from Deloitte. This is a Knowledge Resource. Sign up for free newsletters to keep you informed about IFRS reporting requirements.

IFRS Resources - from the AICPA

Inspector General Network    IGNET is an Internet based electronic communications network dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the Inspector General community and to provide public access to IG reports. Site includes links to IG Home Pages, Internet resources via a virtual library, the IGNet Internet Search list, related organizations and more. The site includes the Interactive Yellow Book, a valuable tool for government and non government auditors. The Job Opportunities home page lists IG vacancies and links to other sites related to career planning and job search strategies.


Illinois Auditor General Web site provides information about the Auditor General's office, agencies audited and audit reports, career opportunities and more.


Illinois CPA Society Home page of the state professional association representing Certified Public Accountants. Includes financial management information, articles from Insight Magazine, and links to accounting related resources. Some areas of this site are restricted to members.


Independent Commission Against Corruption exposes and minimises corruption involving the New South Wales public sector through investigation, corruption prevention and education. Site features include background information on the Commission, publications, reports and more.

Independent Public Accountant Guidelines provides guidelines and procedures including RFP's for governmental entities selecting auditors for South Dakota operating units.


Indiana University Internal Audit Web site provides information about the staff, organizational structure, information and publications and more.


InformationActive, Inc. vendor of an Excel data analysis and manipulation tool called ActiveData for Excel. Click here for info about ActiveData For Excel.

Information Management Forum International association of information and business executives. Site provides information on strategic uses for information technology and implementation planning and management. Discussions include current trends, Year 2000 issues, and more. There are abstracts of reports on technology research, technology management, and transcripts of CIO presentations.


Information Security Handbook: A Guide for Managers , October 2006 from NIST - This Information Security Handbook provides a broad overview of information security program elements to assist managers in understanding how to establish and implement an information security program.


Information Systems and E-Banking from the FDIC provides U.S. federal regulatory examination procedures for banks.

Information Technology Security Checklists multitude of security checklists and guides from the NIST Computer Security Division.


ISACA  As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.


Information System Security Review Methodology  is a pdf document prepared by the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions in October 1995.

ISSA Site of the Information Systems Security Association provides information about this international organization of information security professionals. There are links to security related sites, security tools and utilities, and security related list servers.

Information Technology Investment Management Guide from the U.S. General Accounting Office provides a framework for evaluating investments in IT.


InformationWeek Interactive - IW is a weekly newsmagazine oriented to business and technology managers. Frequently covers issues of interest to auditors on topics such as security and software management. Good resource for auditors to stay current on information technolgy hot issues. Provides WAIS search for back issues.

Ink-e Media Audit and IT Education & Training Services Web site of a consultant in the field of education and training, delivering training solutions and educational courses - particularly in the domains of Audit, IT Security and Corporate Skills Development. Site includes downloadable checklists.


Inside Sarbanes-Oxley delivers a manageable view of the volumes of published information on the topic including specific links to valuable webcasts, articles, books, and core legislative actions.

Insider Risk Management Guide(by Gideon Rasmussen) The threat posed by authorized personnel is well documented by research and court cases. According to ACFE, U.S. organizations lose an estimated $652 billion to fraud annually. Unfortunately, insider threat is not limited to fraud. There is also sabotage, negligence, human error and exploitation by outsiders to consider. If you have not taken a hard look at insider threat controls in your organization, now is the time.

Inspector General Social Security Administration Web site provides information about the Office, audit reports, job announcements and more.

Institut de l`Audit Interne Web site of the Institute of Internal Auditors of France (French language only).

Institute for Business and Professional Ethics Web site at DePaul University is devoted to the subject of ethical behavior. The site includes professional and ethics resources, an ethics calendar, Ethics Beat and more.

Institute for Global Ethics Web site contains articles and resources relating to business ethics.

Institute for Internal Controls organization dedicated to promoting an effective internal controls environment in all organizations

Institute for Professionals in Taxation Web site for a professional organization dedicated to minimizing the cost of tax administration and compliance for ad valorem and sales and use taxes. Site provides information about the organization, employment opportunities, research links, reference materials and more.


Institute of Certified Management Accountants Web site provides information about the organization, certification requirements and more.

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario site provides information about the Institute, upcoming events and more.


Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Resources on the Internet The following information about the IIA and its chapters is available on the Internet:


Institute of Internal Auditors Inc. The IIA Homepage provides information about the Institute, its mission, programs and services. The site includes the Statement of Responsibilities of Internal Auditing, Standards for the Practice of Internal Auditing, Chapter information, membership options, products, seminars and conferences and periodicals and more. The periodicals area includes writers guidelines for submitting manuscripts and the editorial calendar for The Internal Auditor.

IIA - The Institute of Internal Auditors established email addresses for the Headquarters staff. Address email by using the first initial of the staff members first name plus their last name followed by @theiia.org. General inquiries can be sent to iia@theiia.org

For IIA Chapters go to www.theiia.org


Institute of Management Accountants Homepage -  This site provides comprehensive information the Institute's  programs and services.


Institute of Management Accountants ILLOWA Chapter is the Iowa and Illinois Chapter Web site for this professional association. Includes information about the chapter, the Institute, educational opportunities, newsletters and more.


Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts is a unique and multifaceted investigative agency dedicated to the systematic elimination of fraudulent insurance transactions. Features include their quarterly publication; FocusFraud, and links to other law enforcement, crime prevention and research organizations.


Internal and External Audits from the Comptroller of the Currency provides information about auditing in the banking industry.

Internal Audit Benchmarking Association organization of corporate internal audit departments that conduct benchmarking studies to identify practices the improve the overall operations of members.

Internal Audit Compliance Checklists from the Nevada Gaming Commission and State Gaming Control Board provides a walk through and testing procedures for each type of game. (Industry Code 7600)

Internal Audit Manual is the DoD IG Internal Audit Manual.


Internal Audit Performance Measures and Indicators from the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council provides examples from their Code of Audit Practice.


Internal Audit Stakeholders is a database of Internal Audit professionals that have voluntarily listed their names, areas of interest, and e-mail addresses on the Internal Auditing World Wide Web site. This is a great resource for auditors looking for peer professional contacts. Look in the People Section.


Internal Auditing - A Risk Based Approach is an interesting approach to the subject by David M. Griffiths includes an introduction, details of how to deliver risk-based internal auditing, the benefits of the methodology and more.


Internal Auditing World Wide Web (IAWWW) Developed as a prototype demonstration project, the site functions as a warehouse of information and knowledge pertaining to the Internal Auditing profession and functions across associations, industries and countries. This is a premier source of information on the Internal Auditing profession.


Internal Auditors Study Group   is comprised of internal auditors from chain restaurants that belong to the National Restaurant Association.

Internal Control Audit Program   from the University of Texas.

Internal Control Guide draft from the ICAEW provides internal control guidance for directors of listed companies incorporated in the United Kingdom.

Internal Control Guide Massachusetts Comptroller General guide for state departments. Straight-forward format that could be adopted by other auditors in recommendations.

Internal Control Guide developed by Johns Hopkins University. The Guide focuses on the policies and procedures of the University but could easily be adapted to other organizations.

Internal Control from the State University of New York at Brockport provides information about their program. The site includes a definition, human resource internal controls, general and specific standards and more.


Internal Control and Financial Management Manual is Connecticut's Accountability Directive issued jointly by the Office of the State Comptroller, Office of Policy and Administration and the Auditor of Public Accounts.

Internal Control Handbook from the Comptroller of the Currency.

Internal Control Management and Evaluation Tool  from GAO.

Internal Control Resources from the State of Washington, Office of Financial Management provides tools such as checklists, ICQs and self-assessment questionnaires for understanding risks and identifying applicable controls.

Internal Controls: A Guide for Directors pamphlet from the Comptroller of the Currency.

Internal Financial Controls for Charities provides guidance for non-profit organizations with basic controls, controls over receipts, expenditures, purchases and assets.

Internal Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Tool Web site provides information about the Web based application, fraud indicators and more.


Internal Review Guide from the U.S. Army provides details of the process used in conducting audits of their operations. Excellent example of a comprehensive audit program targeted toward meeting customer needs.

International Association of Bookkeepers Web site for the longest established professional body for bookkeeping provides information about the association, certification and more.

International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) is an international volunteer non-profit corporation composed of law enforcement professionals dedicated to education in the field of forensic computer science. Resources for auditors include forensic procedures, a discussion list and more.

International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators is a NPO for individuals that share information about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud prevention methods in the financial payment industry.

International Business Ethics Institute Web site provides information about the organization and other resources. 

International Compliance Association is a non-profit making professional organization dedicated to the furtherance of best compliance and anti money laundering practice in the financial services sector. The Web site contains information about membership, money laundering, training and more.

International Internal Audit eBulletin , established by The ACCA, is sent free of charge to any internal auditor. Provides up-to-date news, information and comment from and to internal auditors across the world. (Knowledge Assembly Resource)

International Computer Security Association (formerly National Computer Security Associations) established a site on the WWW for Information Security, Reliability and Ethics. ., ICSA is known worldwide as the objective source for security assurance services. Established in 1989 as an independent corporation, ICSA has successfully led the security industry in the development of high quality security products through product certification programs and in establishing better security practices through management of multiple security-focused consortia. ICSA currently has offices and partners in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

International Federation of Accountants   Home page of the worldwide organization for the accountancy profession. Site provides information about the organization, standards, discussion papers and more.


International Finance and Commodities Institute (IFCI) Foundation promoting the understanding of financial risk management instruments and commodities. Site includes links to financial and derivative related Web sites. The homepage includes a query box to locate specific information within the site. Timely reports, research papers, listings of education and information products make this a worthwhile site for auditors, accountants and financial professionals that need information on financial instruments.

International Intelligence Ltd. is a security/intelligence consultancy with resources for surveillance, investigation, due diligence and more.


International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Online - ISO, the organization that developed standards for quality management, established an online support unit to provide facts on ISO 9000. The ISO 9000 Forum provides answers to various frequently asked questions as well as background information on the standard.

International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions   provides information and links to International audit organizations. Available in English, French, German and Spanish.

Internet Archive is a public nonprofit that was founded to build an 'Internet library,' with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Internet Credit Union Training provides online training opportunities for credit union management and volunteers.

Internet Fraud Complaint Center is a site jointly sponsored by the F.B.I. and the U.S. Justice Department.

The Internet Glossary of Statistical Terms offers definitions for terms via a standard
alpha listing or in an innovative "Suggested Learning" order.

Internet Learning Materials for MBA Students Web guide from BizEd focused on MBA studies. Sections provide links and research tips for accounting and finance, business economics, human resource management, marketing, strategy, and operations management.


Internet Security Policy Guide NIST Special Publication series is designed to assist organizations create an Internet-specific information security policy.


Investigators Toolbox is a meta-site of links to researcher resources such as companies, databases, and more. Great information resource for auditors

Inventory Best Practices Web site from the University of Rochester provide a list of inventory best practices.

Investigation Manual excellent guide for conducting investigations from the Office of the Naval Inspector General.

Investigators Guide to Sources of Information GAO publication that provides a comprehensive list of resources useful in conducting investigations. Includes a chapter on an Investigator's Guide to the Internet. Auditors will find the selected Internet sites for investigate reference worth reviewing. The guide is downloadable as a PDF file and requires the Adobe Acrobat reader (also available for download).


Iowa Office of the State Auditor Web site provides information about the office.


Ireland Comptroller and Auditor General Web site includes organization details, press releases, publications, and areas of interest/current projects.

I.R.S. Internal Revenue Manual provides procedures, audit guidelines, industry handbooks and more.

I.R.S. Worker Classification Training Guide from the IRS provides help in determining whether workers should be classified as an employee or independent contractor.


Information Systems Audit and Security Review Kits Web site includes ready-to-use IS/IT audit program and security review kits. The kits contain a statement of purpose, scope, review steps, and/or a set of questions organized to lead you through the audit or review. This is an excellent site for jumpstarting an IS security review or audit.


IT Compliance Institute - The IT Compliance Institute (ITCi) strives to be a global authority on the role of technology in business governance and regulatory compliance. Resources include white papers, Web events, research and more.

IT Cost Benefit Analysis Methodology from the State of Tennessee.

IT Governance Consultancy provides white papers, links to resources for information security, ISO 17799, IT governance and more.

IT Governance Pocket Guide From the IT Service Management Portal is based on COBIT and part of the ITSMF ITSM Library. Click on "Download full-text PDF" to access.

IT Governance Portal is a Web site sponsored by the IT Governance Institute. Designed to help stakeholders achieve critical success by offering information and resources showing how to efficiently and effectively deploy secure, reliable information and applied technology.

ITIL is the Web site of the IT Infrastructure Library that is devoted to documentation for best practices in IT service management. The site includes a glossary of terms, self-assessments for service support and service delivery

ITILsurvival Web site with over 100 free info pages on ITIL offers products, services, documents and experiences needed for successful ITIL and IT Service Management projects and implementations.

IT Process Institute - The IT Process Institute (ITPI) is an independent research organization that exists to support the membership of IT audit, security, and operations professionals.

IT Security Cookbook    is an online self help guide to computer and network security developed for security managers, programmers and system administrators.

IT Training Material from INTOSAI the following training modules have been updated: Auditing System Development Training, IT Security, Business Continuity Planning, and IT Awareness.

ITtoolbox Security ITtoolbox Security offers forums for technical discussion, an integrated directory, white papers and daily news geared towards Security professionals and users of Security products. The portal also provides content, community, job postings and much more.

I've Got Your Number article in the Journal of Accountancy by Mark Nigrini.