IT Audits & Compliance

IT Audits & Compliance

An IT audit is an independent evaluation to ensure that an organization is following external laws, rules, and regulations or internal guidelines, such as corporate bylaws, controls, and policies and procedures. These days Auditors are investigating deeper and holding your organization accountable to the industry standards.

 

The purpose of an IT audit is to evaluate the system’s internal control design and effectiveness. This includes, but is not limited to, efficiency and security protocols, development processes, and IT governance or oversight.

At YesIT we perform our IT audit to evaluate the systems that are in place to guard an organisation’s information. Specifically, information technology audits are used to evaluate the organisation’s ability to protect its information assets and to properly dispense information to authorized parties. The IT audit aims to evaluate the following:

 

  • Will the organisation’s computer systems be available for the business at all times when required (known as availability)?
  • Will the information in the systems be disclosed only to authorized users (known as security and confidentiality)?
  • Will the information provided by the system always be accurate, reliable and timely? (measures the integrity)

In this way, the audit hopes to assess the risk to the company’s valuable asset (its information) and establish methods of minimizing those risks.

 

Compliance:

Every business needs to comply with a certain set of rules, such as a specification, policy, standard or law. Regulatory compliance describes the goal that organisations aspire to achieve in their efforts to ensure that they are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant laws and regulations.

Similar rules apply to the IT infrastructure used within a business. These rules can be related to the way businesses deal and manage customer data or the complex licensing structures of the software being used within the business.

YesIT will assist in ensuring that you are always on top of the requirements. Utilizing the industry standard tools and best practices, our technology experts will help your organization to review your compliance requirements, current setup and help you fill in the missing pieces. We document all our findings using standard documentation processes.