End-User Computing Controls – Building an EUC Inventory

An accounting manager at a mid-sized bank recently wondered aloud to us how to approach implementing end-user computing (EUC) controls.  She had recently become responsible for identifying and overseeing her institution’s unknown number of EUC applications and had obviously given a lot of thought to the types of applications that needed to be identified and what the review process ought to look like. She recognized that a comprehensive inventory would need to be built, but, like so many others in her position, was uncertain of how to go about it. ShareTweetShare+1

Mitigating EUC Risk Using Model Validation Principles

The challenge associated with simply gauging the risk associated with “end user computing” applications (EUCs) let alone managing it—is both alarming and overwhelming. Scanning tools designed to detect EUCs can routinely turn up tens of thousands of potential files, even at not especially large financial institutions. Despite the risks inherent in using EUCs for mission-critical calculations, EUCs are prevalent in nearly any institution due to their ease of use and wide-ranging functionality. ShareTweetShare+1