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IT Security Audit

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 it’s reputation and bottomline. 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 & cyber attacks

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 & it’s implementation
  • get an in depth technical assessment report of your total IT infrastructure
  • decisions on tactical and strategic level 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 silo’s.

IT security audit

Different types of IT Security Audits:

Result 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