What is a Security Audit?
A security audit is the high-level description of the many ways organizations can test and assess their overall security posture, including cybersecurity. You might employ more than one type of security audit to achieve your desired results and meet your business objectives.
In practice, a security audit is a systematic evaluation of the security of a company’s information system by measuring how well it conforms to a set of established criteria. A thorough audit typically assesses the security of the system’s physical configuration and environment, software, information handling processes, and user practices. Security audits are often used to determine regulatory compliance.
Here are some more specific benefits to running security audits.
- Verify whether your current security strategy is adequate or not.
- Check that your security training efforts are moving the needle from one audit to the next.
- Reduce cost by shutting down or repurposing extraneous hardware and software that you uncover during the audit.
- Security audits uncover vulnerabilities introduced into your organization by new technology or processes.
- Prove the organization is compliant with regulations – HIPAA, SHIELD, CCPA, GDPR, etc.
And some benefits to outsourcing your security audits.
- Our team are experts in the realm of “holistic” network security and know what to look for out of the gate.
- Greatly reduces average time invested and opens up your current IT department to focus on their normal day-to-day.
- An outside team is completely free of bias in regards to the how’s and why’s of the network, and are focused only on the network.
- Our team also works hand-in-hand with our compliance experts to be absolutely certain when a company is in compliance or how to get there.
- And our team has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience as to the “what works and what doesn’t” pulled from numerous companies in different industries in regard to network security and efficiency.