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IT Security Audit Service for your company

Spend a week with us discovering ways to improve your defenses, then receive a detailed plan on how to build a cyber fortress in your company.

In the US, we operate in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, and in Europe, we operate in Berlin, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Lisbon, Prague, Athens, Helsinki, Sofia, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Luxembourg City.

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Our IT security audit is a great place to start for your company. It will highlight many vulnerabilities in your IT infrastructure that could leave you at risk of a dangerous cyber attack.

Our IT security audit examines your IT department against 965 elements in the U.S. standard NIST 800-53 or NIST 800-171. We compare its security controls with what is present in your organization, giving urgent recommendations to implement against the risks to your business. This means you can rest assured your business is safe, allowing you to focus on other parts of the company.

We also execute information security audits for companies under UKGC’s requirements.

NIST 800-53 categories covered in your IT security audit:

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Our mission: Provide SMBs with a Clear visibility of their exposure to cyber attacks

An IT Security audit is an audit of how resilient your information technology systems are to an attack or human error. Its scope depends on the size of your company and your objectives. A security audit might mean a quick assessment of a few systems or a comprehensive security review of your on-premise and cloud infrastructure.

We audit the controls in place (or their absence). These controls might be administrative, or in other words, the practices employed by your administrators, and they could also be technical or even physical.

Physical security controls are not necessarily related to preventing theft by an outside party. Preventing people from plugging in various unknown devices in servers and computers can also be seen as a physical security control.

Process of a IT Security Audit

Our IT Security Audit Process

Planning for the audit execution

Before conducting an IT Cybersecurity Security Audit, we have readiness meetings with your management team and the IT administrative personnel.ย 

These meetings help establish the reasons behind the audit and its strategic security objectives. Is regulatory compliance driving your desire to audit your IT systems? Were you a victim of a security breach? Or do you want to have full visibility into how prepared you are for a hacking attack?

Here is our IT Security Audit Preparation Process:

  • A strategic meeting with management
  • Meeting with the IT team
  • Review of the clients’ business – departments, management team, critically important production facilities, IT infrastructure.ย 
  • Policy and procedure review.ย 
  • Documentation review.
  • Scheduling meetings with will all employees participating in the IT security audit.ย 
  • Final scope agreement.

Preparing for an IT Security Audit

โ€œGive me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening my ax.โ€
โ€• Abraham Lincoln

Besides the mandatory pre-audit meetings with management, the client must undergo internal preparation for the IT Security assessment service.

On the client’s side, the following items need to be taken care of:

  • a dedicated meeting room
  • a secure internet connection that is disconnected from the corporate network
  • scheduling each meeting between the security auditor and the respective team member

There might be technical details such as what is the auditor allowed to access and what information can they ask for as proof, as well as how this information will be stored and analyzed safely.

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Communication during the IT Security Audit Services and After

Communication is critical in every business process.

IT security audits are no exception; we need to add a few extra requirements and dependencies.

Do you suspect a security breach happened before initiating the IT security audit? In that case, can the attackers listen in on any internal email communication? In that case, most audit-related communications need to happen off-the-record. In other words, they must happen over the phone or secure instant messaging, avoiding your corporate email service.

There are several critical stages during which communication is vital:

  • Prior to starting the audit, to clarify all expectations on both sides and set the tone;
  • during the IT security audit, to ensure all questions asked are understood and all evidence given is clear and not fabricated or modified in any way;
  • after the audit when the report is received and discussed.

The report you receive tends to heat political discussions and start blaming each other for the faults discovered, which is unproductive.

What we encourage our customers to do is to see the audit report as an excellent opportunity to get better at everything you do and beat your competition at it. Rest assured, if we went to your competitors, we might find similar or even worse findings. So be happy you were first to discover your faults and get ready to be the first one to fix them!

Understanding the IT Security Audit Report

Your Audit Report will contain an executive section for senior management and a technical part for the IT and security personnel.

The Executive Section of the report usually focuses on the business impact of the findings and prioritization advice. This way, management can request specific actions to be expedited and will know about their responsibility to fund these efforts. Sometimes this also means hiring extra pairs of hands.

The technical section of the report will also be split in High Criticality, Medium Criticality, and Low criticality findings.

We pair each finding with its respective advice on fixing it – focus on the fix rather than finding who to blame for the vulnerability; it is the only productive way to read and act upon your IT security audit report.

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An IT Security Audit is a bit like a health check-up, but for your IT systems. It involves a thorough review of your organization’s technology and procedures to make sure they’re secure and not leaving you exposed to nasty cyber threats.

If you’ve got a business with any sort of digital footprint, then you’re a candidate for an IT Security Audit. It doesn’t matter if you’re running a modest e-commerce shop or a giant corporation, keeping a tab on your cybersecurity health is crucial.

An audit is all about digging deep into your tech systems. We’ll be checking out how well you’re protected against threats, how you manage data, and whether your policies are up to date. We’ll also review how your team handles technology and whether they’re aware of the latest cyber security best practices.

Think of an IT Security Audit as your game plan. It’ll help you spot any weaknesses in your IT security before they become a problem. Plus, it’s a great way to show customers and partners that you’re serious about keeping data safe.

Absolutely! Remember, in cybersecurity, prevention is always better (and cheaper) than cure. The cost of an audit is a small price to pay compared to the potential financial loss and damage to your reputation from a data breach.

Look for a service that has a proven track record in cybersecurity. They should also have a comprehensive approach that covers your IT systems, policies, and even staff training. It’s also important that they can explain their findings in a way that you understand and can act on.

An audit is like the GPS in your cybersecurity journey. It gives you a clear picture of where you are right now, helps you identify where you want to go (better security), and the steps you need to take to get there.

For sure! Many industries have strict rules around data security. An IT Security Audit can help you keep on top of these regulations and avoid any potential fines or penalties.

Don’t panic! If we find a problem, we’ll also help you find a solution. This could involve updating your systems, revising your policies, or even arranging some cybersecurity training for your team.

Regular check-ups are best, as the world of cybersecurity is always changing. At least once a year is a good rule of thumb, but you might need more frequent audits depending on the nature of your business and the sensitivity of the data you handle.

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