A computer security audit is a manual or systematic measurable technical assessment of a system or application. Manual assessments include interviewing staff, performing security vulnerability scans, reviewing application and operating system access controls, and analyzing physical access to the systems. Automated assessments, or CAAT’s, include system generated audit reports or using software to monitor and report changes to files and settings on a system. Systems can include personal computers, servers, mainframes, network routers, switches.
An IT audit is the examination and evaluation of an organization’s information technology infrastructure, policies and operations. Information technology audits determine whether IT controls protect corporate assets, ensure data integrity and are aligned with the business’s overall goals.
What is cyber audit?
IT auditing and cyber security. IT is a broad term that is concerned with managing and processing information. It affects an organisation’s strategy, structure, marketing and operations. Areas encompassed by IT that relate to internal audit include: IT governance.
What is a security audit in information security?
A security audit is a systematic evaluation of the security of a company’s information system by measuring how well it conforms to a set of established criteria.
What is a network audit?
Network auditing is a process in which your network is mapped both in terms of software and hardware. The process can be daunting if done manually, but luckily some tools can help automate a large part of the process. The administrator needs to know what machines and devices are connected to the network.
What is cyber assurance?
Cyber assurance is the justified confidence that networked systems are adequately secure to meet operational needs, even in the presence of attacks, failures, accidents, and unexpected events.
What is the purpose of an IT audit?
The primary functions of an IT audit are to evaluate the systems that are in place to guard an organization’s information. Specifically, information technology audits are used to evaluate the organization’s ability to protect its information assets and to properly dispense information to authorized parties.
Moditech IT security audit services include reviews of:
- Authentication and access controls
- Network security
- Host security
- User equipment security (e.g., workstation, laptop, handheld)
- Personnel security
- Physical security
- Application security
- Software development and acquisition
- Business continuity – security
- Service provider oversight – security
- Data security
- Security monitoring