April 27, 2012
Auditors have the task of making sure that they do IT network audits to ensure it remains safe from attack and unauthorized access. Security has to be ensured to maintain access. When they are carrying out their duties, they have certain things that they absolutely have to get right.
They have to determine the extent of networks. They do this using what is known as a network diagram. It maps out its extent and the routes within it. For them to be successful, the diagrams should be as accurate as possible. Unfortunately, this is hardly ever the case. As networks are built, they are frequently changed to suit the size of the firm.
The main assets within networks must also be established. This involves finding the right services, systems and assets and working with them to make the system right. When the most vulnerable elements are identified, they can be secured appropriately. The most sensitive parts are usually ERPs, mail servers and other applications.