(also IT security audit)
In cybersecurity, a security audit is a comprehensive evaluation of an organization’s computer systems, networks, policies, and procedures. The goal of a security audit is to identify vulnerabilities, assess the effectiveness of the organization’s protocols in the event of an emergency, and recommend concrete steps to improve overall security.
Security audits may be carried out by the organization’s own employees, but they are often performed by reputable external auditors. New security audits must be carried out periodically — new threats are discovered every day and existing cybersecurity mechanisms can deteriorate over time.
See also: data audit
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