IT Audits

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An IT Audit doesn’t just cover your daily technology use. It also provides your business with an in-depth overview of your IT infrastructure, including opportunities for improvement and any threats that require your immediate attention.

TNSC’s auditing team is backed by extensive knowledge and experience of the best IT practices. Our IT audit report provides a gap analysis to demonstrate the difference between your company’s current and potential performance.

It will give you a deeper understanding of your:

  • Desktops and servers currently in use
  • Networking and security
  • Applications and relevant licensing details
  • Internet and hosting information
  • Backup and disaster-recovery information
  • IT team details
  • Technology suppliers and their and costings

An IT auditor’s job is to help you better understand your business’s current technology set-up in order to reduce IT-related risks and costs. Your report will give you the knowledge you need to ensure your business’ IT service is running reliably and efficiently.

What Is an IT Audit?

In a nutshell, an IT audit is the overall review of a business’ IT systems, applications, data use and other IT-related processes. An audit helps you understand ways to improve your current IT infrastructure.

What Is The Purpose Of An IT Audit?

An IT audit in a business environment has the primary objective of evaluating the current networks, systems, and policies associated with the environment. IT audits are a valuable tool for protecting an organisation’s information assets by rigorously evaluating them.

The audit should address some key questions, such as:
  • Is the business IT network available 24/7?
  • Is it only accessible to authorised users (commonly referred to as accessibility, security, and confidentiality)?
Integrity Evaluation

In addition to these questions, the integrity of the information systems will be evaluated. The audit will check if the information is accurate, reliable, and provided within a timely manner. It will also assess any risks to the company’s most important asset—its information—and evaluate ways to reduce threats.

The Importance Of An IT Audit

IT audits are an important aspect of any business that works with IT on a regular basis. The auditing process benefits an organisation in many ways, especially by reducing any data security risks.

The audit itself consists of evaluating the IT risks present within a company. This covers everything related to the IT infrastructure and its processes.

An IT audit gives businesses a clear picture of their current issues as well as ways to solve them. Without an audit system, making decisions about the distribution of resources would be very difficult.

IT audits are also important because they prevent fraud. Through repeated analysis of a company’s operations and the use of internal control systems, a company can detect and prevent various forms of fraud and other irregularities.

A TNSC employee currently working on an IT audit for a small business customer customer
What Is the Main Aim of an IT Audit?

What Is the Main Aim of an IT Audit?

Every IT audit has one main goal: to verify that a company’s internal controls are functioning at the highest level and that they can minimise any potential risk to the business.

In order to carry out an audit, we identify your audit pain points and determine whether the existing controls will protect your assets and ensure the integrity and confidentiality of your data.

A good audit can provide valuable insight into the strengths and weaknesses of your organisation.

What Does the IT Audit Process Look Like?

What Does the IT Audit Process Look Like?

The audit procedure might vary substantially from engagement to commitment, from auditors to auditors, or even from audit to audit. Phases will still differ according to the environment, but IT auditors should follow a consistent methodology.

In order to make sure you have enough resources and information accessible at all phases, you should completely understand the stages of your audit.

All project needs are easier and cheaper to get started, which is similar to the life cycle of software development (SDLC).

When's the Right Time to Carry Out Your IT Audit?

When’s the Right Time to Carry Out Your IT Audit?

It’s up to management to choose how often the company needs an IT audit, but it’s common to do them monthly, quarterly, or biannually. We recommend getting an IT audit no fewer than twice a year.

The number of audits you do depends on your organisation’s size and/or the number of departments. Additional factors will impact your level of risk, and therefore, how often you should get a site audit. Factors, such as the complexity of your systems, the type of information you store, and how securely you store it will affect your recommended minimum number of audits.

Why Is Auditing Necessary?

Why Is Auditing Necessary?

An external audit will enhance your company’s controls and systems. An auditor will acquire a greater knowledge of the entire controls and procedures of the organisation instead of focusing on figures. The analysis will help you to discover accounting flaws or other problem areas, thereby improving the efficiency and reliability of your organisation.

If you have an external audit that checks your financial accounts, you become more trustworthy in the business community. Audited financial reports prove there are no substantial mistakes or issues of misconduct, which facilitates the process of obtaining funds or selling your firm in the future.

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