separation of duties


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separation of duties

A security principle that says no one person should be able to effect a breach of security. For example, the person who writes a check should not be the one to sign it. Separation of duties requires that people who make changes in production source code hand off their changes to someone else for installation control. Separation of duties forces rogue employees into attempting collusion and thus risking discovery by honest coworkers. See dual control.
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* Separation of duties between managers, administrators, and departmental staff
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Audit--proving that access control and separation of duties are in place and rules are followed.
COSO defines control activities as "the actions established through policies and procedures that help ensure that management's directives to mitigate risks to the achievement of objectives are carried out" Examples include authorizations, security of assets, reconciliations, verifications, separation of duties, and information technology controls.
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Separation of duties: Don't let the person who receives and records receipts also book sales, generate invoices and reconcile receivables.
overhead, provides a separation of duties, and lowers costs through centralised
Disagreements over the separation of duties, however, caused the board to spend months defining the committee's responsibilities and not appointing members.

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