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Cybersecurity Audit Checklist

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Cybersecurity Auditing is very important in todays' digital world since most if not all businesses uses technology to carry out majority of it's operations ranging from simple to more complex task. Cybersecurity Auditing is a details in-depth assessment of the IT infrastructure of a business to ensure security mechanisms and compliance of requirements and regulations are being followed. 

What is a cybersecurity audit and why is IT important?

The number of cyberattacks have increase tremendously, especially since the covid-19 virus hit. Cybersecurity audit tends to identify vulnerable areas and assess compliance of regulations in the digital field. It entails a detail analysis of the business IT structure and practices, assess and report on the business current internal and external systems and find weak areas and provide possible solutions and advise new security measure to be put in place. If you wish that your business be in compliance with the ISO 27001- The International Information Security Standard, then you need to do audit regularly to make sure that your business meets the requirement of the standard. The ISO 27001 help business manage their information security by assessing the people, the process and technology of the organization. The ISO 27001 audit is usually conducted internally by staffs within the organization. An internal audit have lots of benefits which includes:

  • Helps to discover flaws and failure before anyone external discovers them.
  • Help staff to have a better understanding of the organization security systems.
  • Help to provide continuous improvement within the organization.
  • Provide efficiency in the workplace.
  • Help to reduce the risk associated with non-compliance.
  • Helps to protect the organization assets.
  • Helps to reduce the risk of fraud internally and externally.

A Cybersecurity audit is an in-depth audit and helps to decide if there are any Cybersecurity risks to your organization. The ISO 27001- The International Information Security Standard also covers guidelines on Cybersecurity audit. Below are some reasons why every organization must include Cybersecurity audit as part of their auditing process.

  • To make sure all your company data/ information are protected.
  • To make sure your organization are in compliance with the Cybersecurity regulation.
  • To help improve the effusiveness and efficiency of the organization current systems and practices.
  • To help management and related person feel at ease considering all the cyber crime currently.

If you are planning to follow the ISO 27001- The International Information Security Standard audit procedure we have a free ISO Audit checklist that you can use for your organization. By using this free ISO internal audit document checklist you will make your auditing process easier and less time consuming. This ISO internal audit document checklist template is fully customizable and can be used in Google Docs, MS Word or Pages format. Get this printable file now and personalize it according to your needs.

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Sun Graham(6/2/2022) - AUS

Great doc

Ola Mckee(3/25/2022) - DEU

Grateful!! Good content

Mink L(3/25/2022)

Useful when you do a cybersecurity internal audit

Menno Dubouis(3/25/2022)

This is a good IT audit checklist

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