Halifax’s Auditor Normal wanting for expert for information and facts know-how-linked audits

The IT specialist will evaluate safety protocols and chance-management processes within just community governing administration and at Halifax H2o

Halifax’s Auditor Normal is trying to get assist to strategy and carry out two data technologies-similar audits.

A current Request For Proposals states the workplace of Auditor Common Evangeline Colman-Sadd is wanting for an IT professional to assess security protocols and possibility-management procedures in just neighborhood governing administration and at Halifax Water.

According to a tender document, the audits could include things like examining “safeguards and controls to deter . . . superior persistent threats” and “antivirus, Adware and destructive code detection.”

Both equally audits are in the Auditor General’s 2021-22 do the job prepare, the document suggests. The effective bidder’s deal is not to exceed $75,000.

The RFP was issued July 5 the deadline for bids is 2 p.m. on July 19.

Colman-Sadd’s search for outdoors experience – her office is seeking “an professional, digital safety-concentrated organization” – comes five months following an audit produced by the Auditor Standard criticized Halifax Regional Law enforcement for not performing swiftly more than enough to deal with previously-determined facts engineering stability concerns.

(CBC News reported in February not all of that audit was created general public. Senior law enforcement management also acquired a confidential report about “far more delicate difficulties,” CBC explained.)

The consulting agency that will get the contract for the Auditor General’s IT audits is to help with reporting, in reviewing draft reports “for completeness and precision,” the RFP suggests.

Halifax Regional Municipality’s procurement office has alone been scrutinized by Colman-Sadd’s staff. An audit was concluded early in 2018 and a report was submitted that provided 28 recommendations.

Afterwards that 12 months, a municipal team report introduced to Halifax council reported perform on 93 for each cent of the recommendations experienced been accomplished. Findings of the 2018 audit identified HRM’s procurement pursuits had necessary “important advancement.”

Michael Lightstone is a freelance reporter living in Dartmouth