What is a Security Audit?
Simply put, a security audit gives you peace of mind. It is the confirmation that your systems have been checked by an independent expert. Also that they have been confirmed that your security policies are working and protecting your most valuable assets, your data.
An audit involves looking at an organisation’s IT systems to identify its current strengths, security details as well as threats and vulnerabilities, and any areas for improvement. IT Audits normally include:
- Reviewing a company’s security policies
- Analysing the data security setup
- Identifying components that might need modernising
- Reducing unnecessary costs
Does my business need a Security Audit?
It is vital that your IT infrastructure is protected against the risk of a cyber attack to prevent financial loss and damage to your company’s reputation. With the continual change in technology and increased risks, it is crucial to ensure your business is protected and up to date.
The frequency of audits is dependant on the nature of your organisation and the type of data you store. Speak to one of our Consultants today and protect your business, staff and investments.
What is included?
Our IT security audits can involve looking at some of the following:
- Data security
- Risk management
- Training and awareness for staff
- Legal, regulatory and contractual requirements
- Technical and physical security controls
- Third-party systems and management
What are the benefits of a Security Audit?
The main objective is to ensure that your cyber defences are up-to-date and able to effectively respond to possible cyber-attacks or threats from hackers. Regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mean that companies can suffer significant penalties if a security breach or hack results in the loss of personal data.
By carrying out regular security audits you can identify areas for improvement. Even a single vulnerability can lead to hackers stealing sensitive information such as company bank details or sensitive information you don’t want as public knowledge.
How we can help
At Cambridge Support, we understand the importance of protecting your business against cyber attacks and hackers. Our team of experts can look at your current systems and perform a comprehensive assessment to identify how your IT infrastructure would stand against a cyber attack.
We then provide you with a detailed report and if necessary, provide you with recommendations on how to best protect your IT systems.