Information system (IS) audits, or information technology (IT) audits, take a look at the infrastructure, policies, and processes of a company’s IT. Often, these audits are performed in conjunction with financial and internal audits.
Why are IT audits necessary?
The way corporations operate have become increasingly reliant on technology. A company’s IT needs to be audited to determine whether or not their assets, including sensitive data like bank statements and social security numbers, are protected.
What does an IT audit entail?
- Evaluation of the current systems and processes set to protect company data
- Identify risks to a company’s information as well as methods to help minimize those threats
- Ensure information processes are compliant with IT laws and policies
- Determine if any inefficiencies exist and provide solutions to streamline processes