Auditing & self-assessments
Conducting an official examination as a means to evaluate quality and integrity against pre-defined standards. Organisations can evaluate various aspects of their processes or results by an assessing body. If the assessing body is fully or partly independent of the party being assessed then the assessment is an audit by the auditor, of the auditee. If the assessment concerns the information function then it is known as an IT audit or EDP audit. We normally distinguish internal audits from external audits. For both domains specific professional organisations exist: ISACA and the IIA.