What is a security audit?
- taking stock of network and system resources, i.e. checking the completeness of software and hardware necessary to guarantee the foundations of data security;
- checking the level of protection of the processed and stored data;
- assessment of reliability of the tested structures.
The essence of conducting a security audit is primarily to identify hardware or system deficiencies and to detect potential threats arising from these deficiencies, and consequently to comprehensively secure IT systems against incidents and to develop procedures to be used in the event of their occurrence.
Benefits of conducting a security audit
- By decreasing the risk of security incidents such as data leakage and hardware failure, the need to cover the cost of damages caused by them also decreases.
- Taking stock of hardware and systems inventory gets rid of the hardware and software that is unnecessary or even harmful, and consequently decreases the cost of their operation and required licenses.
- Ensuring compliance with applicable legal and industry standards can save you at least tens of thousands of euros, because that is the amount of the fine for even the smallest data leak!
Identifying needs and resources
At the beginning of our cooperation, we need to get acquainted with the hardware and system resources in your company – this is the basis for estimating the plan and scope of a security audit. At this stage we will get acquainted with all documentation.
- audit on the completeness of documentation, including Privacy and Security Policies, regulations and procedures;
- audit on the correctness of the architecture assumptions;
- audit on the configuration of resources, including web servers, databases or firewalls.
Report and recommendations
- a report on the overall security status of your company,
- risk analysis and post-audit recommendations.
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