An IT security audit involves the examination of the practices, procedures, technical controls, personnel, and other resources that are leveraged to manage your security risks and assures that you adhere to recognized best practices and IT security mandates.
If your organization is subject to IT security mandates such as FDIC, GLBA, HIPAA, HITECH, NCUA, OCC and PCI DSS, you are required to undergo regular risk assessments in order to identify reasonably foreseeable risks that – if left unchecked – could lead to service interruption or unauthorized disclosure, misuse, alteration, or destruction of confidential information. Then, having determined your risks, you must initiate and maintain security controls that are in line with standards established by regulators and best practices. Effectively auditing and evaluating those controls require deep expertise and experience in IT security and up-to-date knowledge of regulatory details.
Leveraging the company’s cloud-based software solution, information security experts thoroughly audit your existing security controls. This involves the collection and examination of your practices and procedures documentation as well as technological control data. A Tracesecurity IT audit also includes access to TraceCSO’s audit management capabilities that enable your organization to streamline and automate the collection process.
Also included in your audit are key personnel interviews, a walk-through of your physical location(s) and any other asset(s) that impact the effectiveness of your information security program. These measures are designed to verify that existing controls adhere to your organization’s risk assessment, best practice standards, and applicable regulatory compliance requirements.
Through this thorough and highly-structured process, we identify critical deficiencies and control weaknesses, verify that the controls meet the appropriate standards and document each step of the process.
TraceSecurity IT security audit services are based on regulations and guidance from:
TraceSecurity IT security audit services include reviews of:
Documentation includes the policies, procedures and checklists that define and/or support IT controls. The interviews and walkthroughs, which are conducted with key personnel from the organization, are performed to validate adherence to the documented policies and procedures, as well as to corroborate the practices described during the interview process.
IT security audit results are provided in an extensive report containing:
On-premise and browser-based software that enables transition to an internally managed information security audit program.