Effective information security can only take place through a holistic top-down process that starts with upper managers, passes through the technical engineers, and ends up with end-users and even third-party contractors. Just buying firewall appliances or antivirus solutions does not automatically make your information and network “secure.” An IT security audit verifies how much your assets, such as computers, network, and data, are secure, identifies the weaknesses in the security chain, and provides you with recommendations to enhance the overall IT security posture.
During an IT security audit, our information security professionals examine the policies, procedures, controls and mechanisms implemented in your network and computer systems and assess how much they comply with industry-level best practices and standards. Furthermore, the audit involves interviewing different employees and checking their security awareness.
A typical IT security audit involves the following components:
- Reviewing the existing security policy and all related technical policies.
- Assessing server security.
- Assessing workstation security.
- Assessing network equipment/device security.
- Assessing remote access mechanism.
- Assessing wireless network security.
- Assessing Internet access and Email system.
- Assessing file sharing mechanism and controls.
- Assessing the log management system.
- Assessing employees’ security awareness.
After the audit, you will receive a comprehensive report detailing all the audited items and their security level. In this way, you will get a deep insight into the weak or insecure elements of your IT environment. The report is written with an executive section for non-technical managers, and with a technical section for the IT team. In addition, the report includes recommendations on how close the security gaps, develop necessary security policies, and mitigate any identified risk.