Why Do You Need An IT Security Audit?
Digital transformation has given all sorts of businesses opportunities to scale, become more efficient and boost their growth, but it has also opened them up to all sorts of risks. With almost every business process or system now online, there is an ever-present threat of breaches due to malicious software or employee negligence, accidents or ill intentions. So what can you do? An IT security audit is a sensible place to start.
How often should you conduct an IT security audit?
There are internal and external reasons for an IT security audit. For example, you may need to perform an audit to ensure your business meets or exceeds the relevant standards if the cyber security standards set by the government or an industry body change. Internally, you may need an audit if more employees are working from home, you’re introducing new software or you’re planning an office relocation.
Ordinarily, how often you perform an audit depends on the unique needs of your business, such as the number of applications you run, the location of your users and any access issues. Typically, a biannual or annual audit should be sufficient to protect you from the evolving threats.
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