Archive | November, 2013

DIIR Förderpreis 2013

25 Nov

The Advancement Award 2013 (DIIR Förderpreis 2013) was granted by the German Institute of Internal Auditors – Thank you!

My doctoral dissertation was selected as winner, which I am happy about:

Lenz, Rainer (2013): Insights into the effectiveness of internal audit: a multi-method and multi-perspective study, Université catholique de Louvain – Louvain School of Management Research Institute, Doctoral Thesis 01|2013

Dr. Rainer Lenz has joined the EDPACS Editorial Board

19 Nov

The updated editorial board (information) can be found here:


The updated biography page can be found here:



EDPACS: The EDP Audit, Control, and Security Newsletter


Subjects covered by this journal

Computer Science;  Economics, Finance, Business & Industry;  Information & Communication Technology (ICT);  Information Science;  Information Technology


Aims & scope

Now in its 37th year, EDPACS is the world’s longest running IT Audit newsletter. Published monthly, the newsletter supports the audit and control community with highly-regarded guidance in the fields of audit, control, and security. In addition, EDPACS regularly explores current and emerging issues around IT governance.


The newsletter provides essential information for managing the integrity of a modern, evolving enterprise. Feature articles by leading practitioners provide advice and guidance on the issues IT auditors, information security practitioners, and other IT managers and staff face today, or will struggle with tomorrow.


EDPACS strives to provide pragmatic solutions to current issues through the publication of comprehensive articles which allow various topics to be explored “in depth”. EDPACS also covers the CISA Examination content areas:


• The IS audit process

• Management, planning, and organization of information systems

• Technical infrastructure and operational planning

• Protection of information assets

• Disaster recovery and business continuity

• Business application system development, acquisition, implementation, and maintenance

• Business process evaluation and risk management