IT Audit & Cybersecurity Training
This cybersecurity audit training is a beginner level course for anyone interested in cybersecurity audits or a career as an auditor. Upon completion of the course, the student will be familiar with the concept and purpose of auditing along with control frameworks focused on cybersecurity.
Features and Benefits
Running a cybersecurity audit isn’t just about passing a compliance test. There are specific benefits to your business that most don’t think about when they’re deciding whether it’s time for an audit. Besides reducing downtime and saving money lost in the event of a cyberattack, here are some of the benefits you can look forward to :
Ensure Your Data is Protected - A lot of companies make the mistake of assuming their proprietary data is protected. Having a cadence for auditing things like network access control, encryption use, transmissions, and other highly sensitive activities ensures that the mechanisms used to breach these systems are doing their jobs. Just because you haven’t been the victim of a cybersecurity attack doesn’t mean you’re not at risk, and regular audits are the only way to be certain they’re not coming.
View Operations from A New Angle - While pulling the curtain back on your digital security, you’re also getting a unique glimpse into how your business operations are running. An in-depth analysis of your infrastructure gives you the information necessary to optimize not just cybersecurity, but the entirety of your operations. A 3rd party audit gives you an even more unbiased view, and an opportunity to become even more honest about what could be improved.
Identify Gaps in Your Protection - When you’re deciding which cybersecurity solution is best for you, it’s important to understand what your specific issues are. Surfacing those gaps in coverage gives you the unique information needed to customize an approach that best serves your needs.
Stay Ahead of Regulations Regulations - aren’t going anywhere. Data will continue to drive our industries, and protecting that data will remain a priority going forward. The longer you wait to take a hard look at your security systems, the more you’re falling behind on the policies that protect your business—and not just from security threats. Compliance penalties can result in hefty fines that cut into your bottom line.
Use Recommendations to Improve - An external audit allows you to get fresh, expert eyes on the entirety of your business. This unbiased assessment—coupled with your willingness to accept objective analysis—takes the pressure off understanding the intricacies of your security needs. An expert does this work for you, and subsequently recommends compliant solutions that protect you against threats specific to your business.