A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization’s adherence to regulatory guidelines. We evaluate the strength and thoroughness of compliance preparations.
We start this by-
Reviewing of security polices, user access controls and risk management procedures.
What, exactly, is examined in a compliance audit will vary organisation to organisation.
It depends on whether Organisation is a public or private company, what kind of data it handles and if it transmits or stores sensitive financial data. For instance, SOX requirements mean that any electronic communication must be backed up and secured with reasonable disaster recovery infrastructure.
Healthcare providers that store or transmit e-health records, like personal health information, are subject to HIPAA requirements. Financial services companies that transmit credit card data are subject to PCI DSS requirements. In each case, the organization must be able to demonstrate compliance by producing an audit trail, often generated by data from event log management software.
We in compliance audit generally ask CIOs, CTOs and IT administrators a series of pointed questions over the course of an audit. These may include what users were added and when, who has left the company, whether user IDs were revoked and which IT administrators have access to critical systems.
IT administrators prepare for compliance audits using event log managers and robust change management software to allow tracking and documentation authentication and controls in IT systems.