What is a Security Audit?

Security audits are one of the most fundamental ways of identifying the risks to any business, are crucial to the effective management of an organisation and are a great acid test to check that your risk management and risks assessments are on the right track.

Audits should be carried out in line with the risks to the business and should also extend beyond your own organisational boundaries, both logical and physical, and include third party suppliers.

It’s paramount that effective internal audits should target people, processes and technology.

Security Audit Services

Here at ScanYourSecurity UK we use our extensive experience of conducting audits to offer you a tailored security audit solution.

All our auditors are ISO27001 Lead Auditor certified, CISA certified and CCP IA Auditor Senior Practitioner certified.

If you are looking for a compliance or risk based security audit, then we can audit against one or a culmination of the standards and frameworks listed below:

  • ISAE 3000
  • ISO 27001

  • SOC 2

  • SOC 1

  • NIS Regulations

  • UK Government Security Initiatives e.g. SPF, IAMM, 10 Steps to Cyber Security, PSN, Cyber Essentials

  • NCSC Cloud Security Principles

  • NIST

  • CIS 20 Critical Security Controls

  • NHS DSP Toolkit

If you don’t have the skills, expertise or resources in house or just don’t know where to begin then we can offer you one of our risk based audit solutions, our basic security audit or advanced security audit, please see below:

Basic Security Audit

The basic security audit is a one-day audit service offering a high-level security audit of your organisation and your IT infrastructure.

The basic security audit is a valuable pre-cursor towards assessing conformity with regulatory compliance, such as the EU GDPR or standards and frameworks such as ISAE 3000, ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials, NIS Regulations, NHS (DSP) Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

The audit identifies key threats, vulnerabilities and risks in your organisation and covers the following areas:

  • Governance and strategy

  • Data security

  • Risk management

  • Training and awareness

  • Legal, regulatory and contractual requirements

  • Policies and information security management system

  • Business continuity and incident management

  • Technical IT security controls

  • Physical security controls

  • Third-party management

  • Secure development

The output of the security audit is a summary report of the risks, threats and vulnerabilities identified.

Advanced Security Audit

The advanced security audit is a two day in depth audit service offering a no stone unturned in depth audit of your organisation and your IT infrastructure.

The advanced security audit service is ideally tailored to form part of an annual external security review process, provide assurance to prospective clients, investors or the board of directors.

Typically the first day examines your approach to cyber security, your ISMS and includes a physical security audit and the second day examines the technical security controls in place within the organisation.

The audit identifies key threats, vulnerabilities and risks in your organisation and covers the following areas:

  • Governance

  • Data security

  • Risk management

  • Training and awareness

  • Legal, regulatory and contractual requirements

  • Policies and information security management system

  • Business continuity and incident management

  • Technical IT security controls

  • Physical security controls

  • Third-party management

  • Secure development

The output of the advanced security audit is a detailed report of the risks, threats and vulnerabilities identified and recommendations on how to remediate and prioritise the risks, threats and vulnerabilities identified.

Third Party Supplier Security Audit

Are you as confident that your third party suppliers have a robust security solution in place to prevent them from being the source of your data breach or security incident? Get the assurance you need with our Third Party Supplier Security audit solution. We can audit your third party suppliers and provide you with a detailed audit report and recommendations.

Physical Security Audit

Our physical security audit adopts a no stone unturned approach to reviewing your onsite physical and environmental security and identifying your physical and environmental risks, threats and vulnerabilities. We’ll start at your outer security perimeter and work our way inside examining all your physical entry controls, secure areas, environmental controls and everything in between. Following the audit our findings and recommendations will be outlined in a detailed audit report.

Cloud Security Audit

If you are a cloud hosting provider or a SaaS software developer and you are looking for assurance that your cloud infrastructure or SaaS development environment is secure then our Cloud Security Audit can provide you with that assurance and also provide recommendations for improvement. Our Cloud Security audits are conducted in line with industry standards such as the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud Security Matrix (CSM) and Security, Trust, Assurance and Risk (STAR) Registry.

Security Audit Remediation

The audit is the start of the journey, once the audit has been conducted and the report witten the hard work starts, if you need assistance with the remediation then ScanYour Security UK Ltd. is here to guide you through the next steps with our extensive experience of audit remediation planning and control implementation.

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