Auditing security helps to maintain the integrity of your IT infrastructure
A digital security audit is one way you can ensure the cybersecurity measures in place are effective for your business requirements. By conducting a systematic evaluation of the security of your business’s information system we are able to measure how well it conforms to an established criterion.An audit, done properly, usually assesses the security of:
- User practices
- Information handling process
- System’s physical configuration
- System’s environment
Audits are not just about finding problems. They are also used to determine compliance with new regulations (like HIPAA).
3 types of auditing
- One-time assessment
These types of security audits are performed ad-hoc or under special circumstances. An example would be introducing new software or hardware, you may want to run tests to ensure it integrates smoothly.
- Tollgate assessment
This isn’t about determining risk, so much as it’s about determining whether a new procedure or process can be safely introduced into your IT environment.
- Portfolio assessment
These types of security audits are done on a regular basis. Depending on the size of your business, these may be conducted once or twice a year. The larger your IT infrastructure the more frequent the audits. A portfolio audit is done to verify that your current level of security is sufficient. It will take the procedures and process to make sure they are being followed, and that they are still adequate for your current business needs.Extension Technology can help with all of these types of security audits. If you would like to know more about how our team can help you, please contact us