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Cyber Security Audit

Cyber Security Program Audit

Design, Create, Review, Maintain.

Most companies should undertake regular current state review of their cyber security programs and test the integrity of the program using a risk-based approach to comprehensively understand the organisations cyber security posture.

What is a Cyber Security Program and What Can Gridware do?

For those without a cyber security program, this framework is a company policy which will help your business define its cyber security strategy, risks, responsibilities and implemented controls. For most others with existing programs, it is best practice to have the program reviewed regularly by an external independent provider to ensure your program is aligned with the latest trends, risks and challenges faced by similar organisations. We can review your program based on our Cyber Security Program Management framework, which is our global standard for conducting cyber security program assessments.

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Why Gridware Are Leading Cyber Security Program Experts


We are recognised experts having successfully delivered major cyber security programs locally.


We have deep local and global knowledge of the cyber security issues and developments.

Risk Approach

We believe cyber security is no longer an IT issue, and we have exceptional experience in tackling risk and compliance issues.


We won’t break the budget, and you’ll still receive world-class advice.

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Our Cyber Security Program Management (CPM) Review Approach

Few companies today have the resources and knowledge in-house to effectively secure their information systems and optimise performance at the same time. Let an expert provide you with the insight to make decisions based on risk analysis and data from peers and the industry.

  • Alignment

    Aligns with Industry and International Standards, ie. ISO 27001:2013, PCI DSS and NIST

  • Data Analytics

    Providing insight into how cyber security shapes your overall risk management structure

  • Benchmark

    Testing in real-time your cyber security program and business continuity planning against your competitors

  • Focus

    Sharpen the focus on your company's strategic cyber priorities and business objectives

  • Transform

    Adapt your company to withstand and detect cyber security threats for years to come

What Criteria Do We Test Against For A Cyber Security Program?

High-level Guidance on:

  • Understanding your company’s risks
  • Assessing your cyber maturity
  • Validating your security investments
  • Ensuring there are no gaps by design

Align to your business objectives to:

  • Identify the current threats
  • Protect critical data
  • Sustain growth and security
  • Optimise for business performance

Help Promote and Maintain:

  • Smarter business decisions
  • Increased readiness to challenges
  • Increased flexibility to perform
  • One step ahead of emerging threats

Cyber Risk Assessments and Audit (FAQs)

What process guides how security audits are conducted?

There are five main guides in the audit. First is ensuring your processes and procedures align with industry and international standards ISO 27001:2013, PCI DSS and NIST where applicable. Secondly we collect data from what is currently implemented and draw analytics to understand holistic risk. We also benchmark existing processes and procedures against others in your industry. We use this information to focus the company’s strategic cyber priorities with business objectives, and identify the cyber maturity of the business and where it needs to improve to move forward. Finally, we transform these key areas so that the company can remain proactive in the face of threats.

What should I look for when hiring a cyber security auditor?

You should choose Gridware for the ability to deliver, knowledge of the industry, a risk-based approach and for the balance of cost. You should ensure anyone you select can deliver the above, as well hold the technical specifications required for the role such as ISO 27001, CISSP and Certificates in Governance and Risk.

How much does it cost to hire a cyber security auditor?

The cost of cyber crime will always far surpass the cost of effective security and insight. The cost of an effective cyber security audit can vary depending on the size of the business and the risk exposure present. A brief audit that only looks as specific areas, which is sometimes suitable for small businesses, can range from $2,500 to $5,000. Depending on the cyber maturity of the business, a medium to large enterprise should regularly conduct a cyber security audit, and ensure they budget for additional insight, specific risks and expert advice on technical aspects of their systems. In the absence of a cyber security retainer, a medium to large enterprise should expect to budget between $15,000 to $50,000 for compressive audits. These prices are only guides and subject to specific needs and requirements. Contact us today to arrange a price that’s acceptable to your company.

Who requires a cyber security audit and why?

A few years ago, there may have been some contention with the question who actually requires in-depth cyber security audits. In today’s digital age, every company is heavily reliant on digital tools to run the business. Every company, big, small, listed, private will benefit from a cyber security audit as they can grasp the extent of their cyber risk exposure and ensure they have controls and measures in place to mitigate those risks.

How is a security audit useful?

Insight is invaluable when it comes to cyber security. You need to be aware of gaps, risks and what you are doing right as well as what might be improved. An audit is a useful tool on many levels in that senior management will have a high-level oversight into cyber issues and what is required to address them. Effective security will always have a component of company culture and good practice is best influenced by senior management. This is referred to as a top down approach.

What kind of tools are used in a cyber security assessment?

Not to be confused with penetration testing, a cyber security assessment is a governance tool used to provide advice on business processes and procedures based upon on your company’s level of cyber maturity. We focus on three key areas, ‘protect’, ‘detect’ and ‘monitor’ and ensure that the systems you have in place are functioning as they should and that areas for improvement are identified. We also create or review key information security policies and training so the business has a clear vision for their future security exposure and risk appetite. Let us provide you with a presentation on cyber security audits, either at your head quarters, or at our offices. Get in touch today.

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What Our Customers Say

  • "Gridware is the cybersecurity company that compeititors look up to. Knowing where the security gaps are within our applications before go-live gives us peace of mind that we are actively protecting our customer data. What differentiates Gridware from other companies is that when they start working, it is like we gain a valuable internal resource."

    IT Manager Nikon Australia
  • "With Gridware, we gained a valuable security partner to review our IT programs across various large projects across Australia. It saved us having to build our security expertise from scratch. They're flexible, thorough and quick with solutions. An agile vendor, one of the best we have worked with."

    Marsha Wilson Director, IT and Innovation
  • "Gridware is an intelligent company. The team has worked with us to identify and solve a number of cyber risks. It has been a pleasure working with Gridware."

    Mark Knowlton former CIO, Macquarie Bank

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