Public sector entities rely on information technology (IT)
systems (computer hardware and programs) to support business
operations and processes.
This report is in its third year and builds on last year’s
Financial Systems Controls Report: Information Technology
In this report we provide a high-level overview of the strength
of IT controls used by a number of public sector entities to
protect their financial information.
We analyse the themes and weaknesses in controls that we uncover
during our financial audits of these entities. We also summarise
our findings on two areas of focus – wireless security and
strategies to mitigate targeted cyber intrusions.
Our analysis is based on our audit of IT controls at 52
entities, whose financial years ended either on 31 December 2015 or
30 June 2016.
The report has two recommendations for the Department of Premier
& Cabinet and eight broader recommendations for public sector