For your system to be safe from attacks, an IT audit is crucial. In an IT audit, the main objective is to determine the availability of computer systems, the security and confidentiality of the information in the system, and the accuracy, reliability, and timeliness of the system.
Between the different software updates, the addition of devices, and the possible configuration errors, there are a thousand and one possible problems that can endanger the IT infrastructure and therefore jeopardize the productivity of a company.
Carrying out an IT audit makes it possible to better face these problems, or even to anticipate them in most cases.
WHAT IS IT AUDIT?
A computer audit makes it possible to identify possible flaws in a computer system or an entire computer system.
By carrying out a complete inventory, it is easier later to organize the work, correct certain systems, to update or even change such software.
The Objectives Of An IT Audit Are:
- Carry out a precise inventory: it will be necessary to inventory the operations on each computer station, on each server, each office application as well as the means of connection.
- Set up preventive security: it is access to data that is at the center of the concerns of an IT audit. It is necessary to locate and identify each piece of data to better protect it and to determine a threshold of tolerance and accessibility.
- Modify or improve the computer system: concern is given to material constraints as well as human resource constraints.
THE BENEFITS OF AN IT AUDIT
A GAIN IN PRODUCTIVITY
With an IT audit, you will save considerable time since you can anticipate possible problems related to technical errors and therefore react proactively and no longer curatively.
Your company will have a complete and recent inventory and this will allow you to measure yourself against the competition more calmly.
COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW
A computer audit also makes it possible to check whether your computer equipment complies with the legislation in force.
If your company had to face a merger, a resale, or an assignment, the IT audit facilitates the process to help any manipulations be carried out.
WHO CARRIES OUT THE IT AUDIT?
The manager or the IT manager can take care of this audit but their time is often limited, it is strongly recommended to turn to an external service provider to carry out this intervention.
By calling on an IT service provider outside the company, you ensure that you have a fresh and impartial look at your system and your IT equipment. Its assessment will be more objective and therefore more relevant for the company itself.
The external service provider will collect neutral testimonials and will not have to come up against possible hierarchy conflicts: its diagnosis will be 100% reliable and close to reality.