IT SECURITY AUDIT
Why do you need an IT Security Audit?
To know if your IT infrastructure is secure, you need to perform a professional IT security audit.
- Which IT security controls do you have in place?
- Do you have a clear view and understanding of the security of your network
- Which computer systems are in use?
- What software are you running?
- What are the users doing with the systems?
Ask yourself what would happen if you don’t run an audit on the security controls of your valuable digital assets?
- your organization might get hacked or become the victim of a ransomware attack
- you could easily become the target of a data breach or other types of cyber attacks
Both scenarios have disastrous consequences for your business its reputation and bottom line. The recovery from such events is a costly process.
Hence running IT security audits can be useful to prevent such disasters and create resilience.
IT Security Issues to consider:
- risk management audit
- vulnerability assessment
- insider threat intelligence
- avoid security breaches
- avoid data leaks
- avoid data theft
- avoid ransomware attack
- detect & prevent cyber attacks
Is your IT security system able to detect relevant threats and avoid data breaches?
Steps to take during the IT security audit:
- choose a software platform to aggregate & do an inventory of security issues (enumeration of devices)
- find a solution to monitor the data security, security strategy & its implementation
- get an in-depth technical assessment report of your total IT infrastructure
- decisions on the tactical and strategic levels can be based on factual findings of the security audit report.
- information security requires you to get an integrated view, we don’t just look at silos.
Different types of IT Security Audits:
- Vulnerability Tests
- Penetration Tests
- Risk Assessment
- Compliance Audits
- Due Diligence
- Other types of IT-related audits.
Did the security audit reveal relevant data? Have the relevant tests been performed?
Results & Targets of IT Security Auditing:
- understand the risks of being online
- identify the cyber risks & issues related to cyber attacks against organizations
- list down weaknesses and threats
- find and patch all security loopholes and potential vulnerabilities
- identify all the risks associated with your IT networks, routers, IT-assets
- be able to identify the red flags of hacking attempts and cyber attacks
- get ready to make a mitigation plan
- establish a proper cyber security plan
- keep hackers & cyber criminals out
Have hackers or cybercriminals exploited weaknesses in your IT infrastructure?