Many enterprises, regardless of their industry and market, are investing more resources into technology and digital transformation. One of the best ways to ensure the efficient return of that investment is to consider prior technical auditing.
What is an IT audit?
An IT audit is a range of services describing the logical software and hardware capabilities of a company. It helps to define the performance and safety of existing systems and to maintain data integrity to achieve the business goals.
The primary objectives of a technical auditing are evaluating current systems, determining potential risks and ways to minimize them, checking that all the processes are compliant with specific policies, standards and qualifications (ISO 27001, SOC 2, CIS Controls, etc.)
There’re four main types of IT auditing:
- Information system audit, i.e. verifying all the processes and applications are secured and working correctly.
- Enterprise Architecture (EA), i.e. examining whether IT management is organized and processed efficiently.
- System development audit, i.e. checklisting that the components comply with the company’s standards.
- Telecommunications, i.e. investigating servers and network security to help firms to avoid breaches.
The importance of an IT audit
A technical audit is crucial to any business because companies need to be sure that required IT systems are reliable and secure. Performing this process is cost-effective, thus it will highlight the exact services that the firm needs. Since the world of technology is evolving so fast, an IT audit will let the firms know which of their actual IT solutions are to be updated.
If an enterprise doesn’t want to carry on this operation by itself, it can hire an IT auditor. They identify not only a company’s technological infrastructure to ensure all the processes and systems run efficiently, but also conduct risk management and determine the cost.
The salary of an IT auditor depends on their skills and certifications (CISA, CISM).
No two IT audits look alike. Each case is unique, but there’re several basics how to perform an IT audit. The checklist includes five steps:
- Establish goals of an IT audit.
- Develop the roadmap to achieve company’s objectives.
- Collect all the necessary information and relevant IT controls and evaluate them.
- Run tests, for example, data extraction, a full software analysis, etc.
- Report on any findings.
The benefits of IT audit
Reksoft performs technical audition not only to verify the condition of a company’s technology set, but to choose and develop the best IT solutions to vital business problems. Our approach is based on industry-leading practices and best-in-class tools and constant support. Reksoft helps its clients to stay open to new opportunities and build the technological future they want to see with outlined transformation steps.