Maintain System Security Through Effective IT Audits

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The AuditBoard system helps us facilitate communication and visibility each time we do our remediation program and also helps us for our quarterly reports from a compliance standpoint. It’s been so beneficial for us to have that centralized method of working through our issues.

Vincent Banks

Vice President of Internal Audit

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Benefits of Utilizing IT Audits to Enhance Security

Strengthen Controls and Improve Security

IT auditing is very useful for management to protect information assets and ensure that IT systems are operating effectively. Linking controls, policies, and standards to key IT risks enhances visibility.

Reduce Risks Related to IT

IT audits check an organization's susceptibility to threats and help tackle risks related to availability, integrity, and confidentiality of information technology processes and infrastructure.

Develop IT Governance

Strong IT governance constitutes leadership, the framework of the entity, and practices that will ensure an entity’s IT supports and continues the plan of action and goals of the organization.

What Is an IT Audit?

An information technology (IT) audit is a review of an organization’s IT systems, management, applications, operations, and data use. An IT audit will evaluate an organization’s policies and other related processes against recognized standards or established policies. Types of IT audits include systems and applications, information processing facilities, systems development and implementation, management of IT and enterprise architecture, and network security. IT audits evaluate if controls at an organization are in place to protect information technology assets and ensure integrity. Additionally, IT audits validate whether controls and IT assets are aligned with organizational objectives.

Auditing with COSO, COBIT, and ISO Control Frameworks

Auditing with COSO, COBIT, and ISO Control Frameworks

Who Needs IT Audits?

Most organizations go through an IT audit. IT audits are completed around the technology environment and supporting operational processes that are key to an organization’s goals and objectives. It is important for organizations to complete an IT audit to ensure information technology assets are reliable, available, protected, and compliant with an organization’s policies and procedures. Additionally, IT audits ensure organizations are compliant with applicable laws and regulations.Typically, information technology audits are the responsibility of the IT audit group, which may be part of internal audit or the risk management and audit group. However, it differs at each organization who is responsible for IT audits.

What Is the Purpose of IT Audits?

An IT audit evaluates 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 properly dispense information to authorized parties. IT audits include a criteria-based evaluation of specific assets, policies, and procedures with the intention of issuing a final report that highlights areas of non-conformity. Similar to other audits, IT audits are performed around a specific scope and associated objectives. IT audit projects focus on the processes, solutions, and services that are key to an organization meeting its strategic goals and ensure that they appropriately protect information assets from unintentional access or use, disruption, or corruption.

How Can I Manage IT Audits with AuditBoard?

OpsAudit equips organizations with technology to facilitate successful IT audits. Elevate and deliver value throughout the IT audit process — including planning, fieldwork, testing, reporting, and enhanced stakeholder engagement — in one simple platform. OpsAudit centralizes and streamlines all aspects of the audit and related risk analysis, allowing audit teams to accelerate executive reporting, focus on strategic initiatives, and further collaborate with stakeholders. Get real-time visibility into the status of your audit plan, issue reporting, and remediation status.

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