Are you paying a premium for anti-virus software on your PCs? You might be surprised to know that anti-virus isn’t always enough. Cyber security has advanced to more complex structures because of the increasing threat to virtual data. Cybercrime has proliferated, with the last couple of years experiencing a 200% increase in online crimes!
As experts in the cyber security field, we at BetterWorld Technology understand that it’s not enough just to put a protective wall around your virtual data. It’s also crucial to perform routine checks to ensure that nothing has snuck in without you knowing.
How Does a Cybersecurity Audit Work?
As with tax audits, a cybersecurity audit involves an extensive examination of a company’s cybersecurity strategy. The goal of the check is to ensure that there are no harmful apps within the system, search for security gaps, and recommend preventive measures to protect your data.
The process follows three primary stages: assessment, assignment, and audit.
During the assessment stage, your managed services provider looks through the system and identifies weak spots. From there, solutions are assigned and implemented. Finally, there’s the audit stage to check if the solutions work.
What Makes a Good Cybersecurity Audit?
With years of experience as a managed services provider, we at BetterWorld understand the value of delivering quality; therefore, we make every effort to guarantee that all audits done by our team are perfectly executed. Here are just some of the things every good cybersecurity audit should follow:
Check for old security systems. You want a security system that’s up to date. Cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated and continually develop new methods to breach existing firewalls; this is the first thing we check for at BetterWorld Technology and then move forward based on what we find.
Figure out what your threats are. For example, data privacy is a significant concern for a hospital or clinic database. You want to make sure that third parties cannot access patient information.
Educate employees in cybersecurity. They should be able to identify threats or know how to respond to a data breach.
Cybersecurity isn’t just for large companies. We recommend that all businesses regardless of size perform a cybersecurity audit at least once to identify their vulnerabilities. Your data information is your most valuable asset, so keep it protected! Contact us for more information on this subject.