IT Audit helps organizations to make sure they comply with the security requirements as a part of compliance standards like ISO 27001, NIST, CIS, GDPR, CMMC, SOC 2, HIPAA, etc. It is done by analyzing the IT infrastructure to provide recommendations to enhance the overall security and performance.
All findings and suggestions are documented and integrated into an IT Audit Report. An evaluation of the quality of the customer’s IT infrastructure compared to industry standards, good and best practices are done. It will also contain suggestions for enhancements required to increase operational stability, performance, resilience, and user satisfaction. Detailed and descriptive guidelines and suggestions for risk reduction, risk elimination, or risk mitigation are also included.
Each identified risk is evaluated according to a special risk metric, called the “Risk Score”, which takes several dimensions of risk values into account. A Risk Score defines a given risk between 0 and 10 based on the risk criteria.
Information Security is the protection of information from a wide range of threats in order to ensure business continuity and minimize a range of business risks. Essentially it is the preservation of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. This is particularly important with the increase in interconnected computing environments and ever-increasing threats.
We conduct a security assessment of customer IT infrastructure during the IT Audit. Vulnerability Analysis is also done with the help of automated tools and a few custom scripts. Email Spoofing Analysis is done on the mail server to identify the email spoofing issues to fix the same.
IT Audit Methodology
For the IT Audit, we will assess your cybersecurity posture, build strategic remediation plans, and execute them to reduce risk to achieve compliance. We currently support CIS v8, GDPR, NIST CSF, NIST 800-171, NIST SSDF, ISO 27001, CMMC Levels 1 and 2, SOC 2 (excluding the privacy section), and HIPAA Security.
Comprehensive Risk Assessments: We can deliver comprehensive risk assessments – including tailored policies, and strategic remediation plans with prioritized tasks.
Assess – Guided questionnaires, and express scans: We provide relevant questionnaires and scans to automatically build each client’s cyber profile.
Plan – Tailored security policies: We generate a tailor-made set of easy-to-follow, actionable, NIST-based policies, adjusted based on your cyber profile, relevant regulatory requirements, and industry benchmarks.
Remediate – Remediation Plan with actionable, prioritized tasks: We create remediation tasks, analyze the relevancy and impact of each task, and generate a CISO-like, prioritized task list. Each task is explained in a clear and intuitive way, making it easy to follow and implement.
Measure – Vulnerabilities and exploits gap analysis: We present the vulnerabilities to which each client is exposed and prioritize simple and clear remediation steps.
Risk score for specific threat vectors: We calculate a cyber protection score for each client’s specific risks – including ransomware, data leaks, fraud, and website defacement, so you can measure and track your risk for each. You can also adjust task priorities according to the risk score.
Report – Customer-facing Reports: We deliver real-time, exportable status and progress reports for customer stakeholders – operations and management alike. These reports show security levels, improvement trends, compliance gaps and comparisons with industry benchmarks – helping you easily show the progress you have made over a period of time from the time IT Audit was started.
IT Audit – Areas covered
When performing the IT Audit of the defined infrastructure, these areas are covered:
Topology analysis of IT infrastructure
> Vulnerability Analysis of the Network
> Gap analysis of existing IT infrastructure
> Email Security & Email Spoofing Analysis
> Analysis of data backup and restore procedures
> Analysis of disaster recovery planning
> Analysis of data leakage and encryption – data at rest & data in transit
> Wireless network policies
> Evaluation of existing Software used and suggestions on mitigation of vulnerable/end-of-life versions
> Evaluation of existing Hardware assets including switching devices, servers & firewalls
> Privileged Usage Management
> Password Management & Policies
> Inventory of Assets
> IT Policy
> Internet Usage
> Mobile Device Management
> Removable Media Management
> Antivirus & Anti-Ransomware
> Access Control
> Backup & Restore
> Audit Logging
> Network Monitoring
> Vulnerability & Patch Management
> Network Segmentation & Segregation
> User Management
> Server Monitoring
> Secure Log-on
> Security Awareness
> Digital Risk Management
> Compliance Readiness – Data Storage, Processing, and Handling
IT Audit provides a more complete view of IT infrastructure security. Testing will be performed from inside the network to identify the gaps and scanning from within the network to identify the assets. Testing is conducted with the help of automated scanners and custom scripts.
Email spoofing protection will stop spammers from sending emails on the domain’s behalf. Spoofing can result in significant damage as normal users cannot differentiate between genuine email and spoofed email. In addition, Anti-spoofing protection will reduce the number of legitimate e-mail messages that are flagged as spam or bounced back by your recipients’ mail servers.