Everyone who has ever travelled on a train, metro or underground, particularly in London, will be familiar with the famous “Mind the Gap” announcement. It is made because the curved design of some platforms leaves an unsafe gap when the straight train carriages stop at the station. The design of some IT systems can also leave gaps, particularly between the application and the database. Understanding and pointing out these gaps should be the concern of all IT auditors.

Examples of these gaps include:

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