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Checklist for an information security audit

Several participants of our information security training course have asked us for an audit plan checklist. In this article we share our checklist based on the official IRCA/CQI guidelines. The checklist is applicable to both internal and external audits. It was designed for ISO 27001 audits but can also be used for other ISO standards. 

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Research internships at ICT Institute

ICT Institute has several research internships available for talented university students, in the areas of software engineering, privacy, AI and ethics, and other IT-business/legal areas. ICT Institute offers unique access to business data, multiple senior researchers to support and supervise you, as well as financial support. You can apply year round, depending on your academic…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Information Security – Incident management & template incident register

Information Security is a continuous effort; staff handling information needs to be trained regularly, systems need updating to remain secure, assets and risks change, and incidents need addressing. A complete risk register gives you a good idea of what might happen, but without a plan for both anticipated and unanticipated incidents there is a good…

Joost Krapels

Software project management course 2019

Software Project Management is therefore an important management skill in many organisations. We teach the fundamentals in the course: “software project management” at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In this article we describe the full contents of this course.

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Irresponsible and dangerous: AI specific risks

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing up from research into applied technology. The use of AI however comes with many additional risks. These risks go beyond the normal project management risks and many organisations do not have enough knowledge to fully understand these risks. This leads to serious issues for their companies, their customers and society…

Sieuwert van Otterloo