Cyber Security Audit

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Cyber Security Program Audit

As a leading cyber security auditor in Australia, we understand first-hand why companies should undertake regular current state reviews of their cyber security programs. A cyber security audit will help you comprehensively understand the organisations cyber security posture, testing the integrity of your controls using a risk-based approach.

How Gridware Builds Cyber Security Frameworks That Work

For those without a cyber security program, one of the first steps to improving your overall security is to build a framework of controls and company policies to 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 cyber security auditor to ensure your program is aligned with the latest trends, risks and challenges faced by similar organisations. We can review your program based on industry standards such as ISO 27001, Australian Signals Directorate ASD Essential 8, or our Gridware Cyber Security Program Management framework, which is our global standard for conducting cyber security program assessments.

Why Gridware Are Leading Cyber Security Program Consultants

Experience

We are recognised experts with local cyber security auditors in Sydney, Melbourne and other major Australian capitals with proven success.

Industry

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.

Balance

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

Cyber Security Program Development

Our 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 or NIST CSF

  • Data Analytics

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

  • Benchmark

Testing in real-time your 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

Benefits Delivered By A Comprehensive 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 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

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.

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.

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, can range from 1 day to 5 days of consulting. Larger organisations may require a detailed review of proactive and reactive controls against regulatory/industry standards and may take anywhere between 10-25 days of consulting.

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.

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.

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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