Checklist Weryon Grup – Conducting Cybersecurity Audits
A cybersecurity audit encompasses thorough review and analysis of
your business/organization’s IT infrastructure to ascertain regulatory
compliance. Cybersecurity audits are essential to your business to the
effect that they help identify potential vulnerabilities and help address the
impacts of a breach and ensure that you have taken the necessary
preventive measures to protect your clients and the company’s sensitive
An effective cybersecurity audit will help mitigate cyber-attacks
emanating from malicious wares or human errors that lead to the
exposure of sensitive company data.
Essentially, an audit helps analyze
your networks and systems, identify potential gaps in the security
mechanisms and ultimately guide in establishing measures to address
Cybersecurity audits can be performed by performed by third
party vendors (to avoid conflict of interest) or in-house teams that work
independently (without the influence of the parent organization). Here
are factors to consider when conducting audits for your
1 Have you defined the scope of your cybersecurity audit?
2 Have you reviewed your data security policies?
3 Who has access to the business’ critical data?
4 How well do your controls maintain data accuracy?
5 Under which conditions can the authorized personnel access data?
6 Are there network access control (NAC) solutions in place?
7 Have you reviewed the acceptable use policies?
8 Are there disaster and business continuity plans sin place?
9 Are the available NAC solutions segmented?
10 Are your cybersecurity policies organized in a single resource for easy
11 Are the organization’s cybersecurity skills audited?
12 How is the organization’s security handled for remote workers?
13 Have you conducted internal security audits?
14 Do you have a detailed structure of the business’ IT networks?
15 Do you have a network diagram detailing your network assets and their
16 Have you audited the compliance standards relevant to your business?
17 Are there email and communications policies in place?
18 Have you shared the necessary resources to the auditors?
19 Do you have a list of security personnel and their assigned roles?
20 Have you conducted training and awareness assessments?
21 Do the audits align with the needs of your business?
22 Are you leveraging tools to optimize visibility into your security controls?
23 Have your internet access policies been reviewed?
24 Are there audits for your BYOD policies?