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Operational audit and employee theft

Why is an operational audit (OA) complementary to, and necessary for, a quality security risk management program?

Identify and discuss at least two procedural controls for decreasing the incidence of employee theft.

Discuss security's role in labor disputes.

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Why is an operational audit (OA) complementary to, and necessary for, a quality security risk management program?
- An operational audit follows the processes and procedures for producing a product or service. Within the audit, operations are verified in terms of people and steps in the processes. The audit can identify where processes are done correctly, where problems occur, and where potential risks are. All of these discoveries can be used to improve processes and increase productivity and profits.
Internal or external auditors can do these audits. They can also identify problems with ethical behaviors. It can also reveal new risks, new perspectives, and efficiency. The intended use is to identify ways to increase productivity.
With a management program, many types of decisions are made, using many types of criteria. When a management member makes decisions without fully comprehending the outcomes, or does not consider either outcomes or alternative, then the company can be put at risk. In some cases, decisions are made with personal power and wealth considerations, leading to problems in quality, efficiency, and product ...

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A review of areas of security and operational audits based on supplied questions.

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