Compliance And Auditing Services
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What Is A Compliance Audit?
A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization’s adherence to regulatory guidelines. Independent accounting, security or IT consultants evaluate the strength and thoroughness of compliance preparations. Compliance Auditors review security polices, user access controls and risk management procedures over the course of a compliance audit.
What Might A Compliance Auditor Ask For?
Compliance auditors will generally ask CIOs, CTOs and IT administrators a series of pointed questions over the course of acompliance audit. These may include what users were added and when, who has left the company, whether user IDs were revoked and which IT administrators have access to critical systems. IT administrators prepare for compliance audits using event log managers and robust change management software to allow tracking and documentation authentication and controls in IT systems. The growing category of GRC (governance, risk management and compliance) software enables CIOs to quickly show auditors (and CEOs) that the organization is in compliance and will not be not subject to costly fines or sanctions.
Regulatory Compliance can be one of the most difficult challenges faced by organizations. Observing regulatory compliance is a requisite for every organization and some industries have to adhere to more regulations than others.
Sensitive enterprise data is always at a risk of being compromised. Therefore, it is mandated to secure sensitive data and establish secure processes that meet regulatory requirements. It is critical for organizations to observe the regulatory compliance audit guidelines since being non-compliant to the regulatory standards can result in severe penalties and censure.
To meet all compliance requirements, organizations are required to take proactive measures to establish secure network security processes for detecting network anomalies, attacks and other vulnerabilities that can cause harm to the sensitive information of the enterprise. Organizations must fulfil the requirements of the compliance auditor by producing the corresponding compliance reports so as to demonstrate that their security measures will protect their network from being compromised.
If non-compliances are discovered, then auditor determines the cause and may recommend ways to prevent future deviations.
ITSecurity.Org can help you with meeting your regulatory compliance requirements by auditing your technology, processes and people against specific regulatory requirements.