Process for Performing Cybersecurity Audit

Cybersecurity audits are a subset of security audits explicitly focused on the information systems within an organization. It is a thorough assessment of the security posture of a business. It looks at the network's and digital apps' defences to see if security guidelines are being followed and to identify potential vulnerabilities.

The following steps provide a framework for performing a security audit of an organization, which will help in ensuring that the test is organized, efficient, and ethical:

  • Talk to the client and identify goals and assessment criteria to be addressed during the testing. 
  • Prepare and sign NDA documents with the client.
  • Organize an ethical hacking team and prepare the schedule for testing.
  • Conduct the test.
    • List potential threats
    • Assess staff training on digital security.
    • Pinpoint risks in your virtual environment.
    • Examine business practices against security policies.
    • Evaluate data security strategy.
    • Inspect active monitoring and testing approaches.
  • Analyze the results of the testing and prepare a report. 
  • Present the report findings to the client. 
  • Update security practices based on findings.

The next step is to build your own security audit strategy. The scope and frequency of your audits will depend on what makes sense for the organization. Unless the business first knows what they are looking for and why they are hiring an outside vendor to hack its systems in the first place, chances are there would not be much to gain from experience. 

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