The Importance of IT Security Audits

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Are there any vulnerabilities in your enterprise’s cybersecurity plan? What software do you have in place to fend off security threats? If a breach occurs, will you be able to restore your company’s data? Is your response plan compliant with the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme?

If you weren’t sure how to answer those questions, your company needs to conduct an IT security audit. An IT security audit is a comprehensive evaluation of your enterprise’s information technology infrastructure. Regular security audits are critical to keeping your organisation safe and compliant.

The biggest mistake your company can make assuming you’re equipped to stop cybersecurity threats and recover data in the event of a breach or network outage. A professional security audit is the only way to reveal weak points in your enterprise’s information security system and implement the proper cybersecurity technology to safeguard your data.

In this article, ITConnexion explains what security auditing involves and why it benefits your company.

Key Elements of an IT Security Audit

When ITConnexion conducts a security audit for our clients in Melbourne, the audit includes:

  • IT Security Health Check
  • IT Security Threat Landscape Assessment
  • Security Solutions Framework Assessment
  • Security Awareness Assessment
  • Penetration Testing Services
  • IT Security Management Compliance Check
  • IT Security Incident Response Capability Assessment
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan Assessment
  • IT Security Strategy, Design and Implementation

That list is a long way of saying we run tests on your company’s IT resources like your UCaaS platform, file-sharing services, email servers and SaaS applications to assess network security. We also interview employees outside of the IT and leadership teams to determine how well your organisation’s members are adhering to your cybersecurity policy.

How Does a Threat Assessment Differ from a Security Audit?

It’s possible that your organisation already had a threat assessment conducted at the beginning of your IT initiative, but that’s no excuse for avoiding regular security audits. A threat assessment and an IT security audit do not serve the same purpose for your organisation.

A threat assessment identifies potential external risks to your organisation to help you install the correct IT infrastructure.

Notice that your IT security audit includes multiple threat assessments for various IT infrastructure sectors. This is because an IT security audit is more comprehensive than a threat assessment alone. It assesses external and internal risk factors and evaluates whether your current software, hardware and security policies are effective.

Since today’s IT landscape changes so rapidly, conducting ongoing security audits is the best way to ensure your company’s security remains impervious to all cyber threats.

Don’t Put Off Your Security Audit

ITConnexion provides comprehensive cybersecurity audits of your entire IT infrastructure. Our reports identify security gaps and other issues and suggest the best ways to remediate them and improve your cybersecurity practices.

Talk to us about scheduling an IT security audit for your organisation. Call us on 1300 89 22 00.

We can help you!

In case you’re still unsure about the process or if you need further assistance, feel free to give us a call or drop us an email. Our team of experts will be sure to offer a helping hand.