Network Security Audits
A network security audit helps to determine the effectiveness of network security to resolving underlying network security issues. Network security audits are critical to understanding how well your organization is protected against security threats, whether they are internal or external. A network security audit is part of an overall information systems audit framework and includes application software audit, operation system audit, and business audit.
The network security audit is looked onto two aspects. The first aspect being static data, such as protocols used, system definitions, password rules, firewall definitions and the like, whereas the second aspect of this kind of data security software deals with the activities that have taken place. Modifications of files, Transfer of files, Access to databases, and when and where users log on are just some of the more common items viewed in the network security audit.
Our Security Audits are based on industry-accepted standards such as ISO 27001, ISO 22301, PCI DSS, GDPR, HIPAA and legal requirements specific to the industry and country. The auditing approach is designed to cover all aspects of security including People, Processes and Technology. Our consultants are certified professionals with all the relevant security certifications such as CISSP, CISA, ISO 27001 LA.
Our Audit Process bases the audit on the nature of data handled by the network and the level and extent of security required, as specified by the overall corporate network security policy.
The audit process entails a thorough review of the network, including the system architecture, the use of software and hardware, the relevance of the tools used to perform specific actions, the connections to external networks, access control and privileges for users, the nature of checks and balances in place, and more.
Periodic network security audit is indispensable for the smooth and seamless functioning of networks, and in an increasingly connected world, where the very existence of businesses depends on real time interactions with suppliers, customers, and others, this becomes a fundamental exercise to ensure the protection of business critical information.