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Cybersecurity Audit Checklist

Today’s corporate IT environments are complex and diverse. The security system to protect those environments can easily have hundreds of individual parts, and all of those parts need to be looked at individually and as a whole. To assure that all those parts are working as intended, you should perform a cybersecurity audit. Audits aren’t just good sense, either; many data privacy and security regulations require audits. That said, the steps for a cybersecurity audit can be long.


How You Can Save Time During a SOC 2 Audit

POV: an important prospect requires all of their partners to get a SOC 2 audit. You’ve just met with your auditing firm and you’ve been tasked with evidence collection, which sounds like tracking down a lot of people and documents. No one can tell you when the RFP knowledge base was last updated. The sales team is asking how long it will take, and can it go faster? You sit back and wonder the same thing: is it possible, and if so, how?


A Comprehensive Guide for the SOC-2 Audit Checklist

The SOC 2 framework helps you identify potential risks to your business and mitigate them with approved controls. To pass a SOC 2 audit, you must first define your audit objectives, determine your audit scope, and undergo a number of preparation steps and assessments. While these steps can be time-consuming, expensive, and arduous, achieving SOC 2 compliance can have huge business benefits for organizations, from improved compliance risk management to more sales opportunities.


Everything to Know About ISO 27001 Internal Audits

When a restaurant expects an inspection from the Health Department, management takes a number of steps to prepare. The team needs to understand what the inspector will look for and take proactive measures to address any obvious concerns. This involves cleaning, scrubbing, and being on best behavior. Conducting an ISO 27001 internal audit is like preparing for a health department inspection. An internal audit analyzes an organization’s information security management to find vulnerabilities.


How often should security audits be?

In today’s digital world, it’s no surprise that cyberattacks are becoming more frequent and intense. Enterprises worldwide are trying to defend themselves against attacks such as ransomware, phishing, distributed denial of service and more. In this challenging cybersecurity landscape, now is the time for companies to prioritize security audits. What are cybersecurity audits and how often should they be to remain safe in the threatening IT world?


Don't fail an audit over a neglected annual policy review

When did you last have a light-bulb moment? For me, it was very recent. I was working with a client, supporting them in their latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) annual compliance assessment, and, in discussion with the Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), I had a sudden urge to challenge something we’ve all, always, believed to be a fundamental tenet of managing information security – the need for annual policy reviews.