Audit of Information systems is an independent examination and evaluation of an organization’s information technology infrastructure, policies and operations. It is an appraisal of the management controls within an Information technology (IT) infrastructure. The evaluation of obtained evidence determines if the information systems are safeguarding assets, maintaining data integrity, and operating effectively to achieve the organization’s goals or objectives.
An effective IT Audit prevents financial fiascos. We have in past witnessed in cases of Enron and WorldCom scams due to lack of effective audit. It cannot be ignored that economies have become globalized and interdependent. Moreover, with so many Geopolitical risks, combinations of IT and commerce in business practices and the wide interconnectivity of systems all around the globe the risks of loopholes lying undetected or unreported are significantly high. Therefore need to control and audit IT has increased exponentially like never before.
An IT Audit helps in assessment of internal controls. This helps in assuring and reporting the validity, adequacy, reliability and security of IT. Further the effectiveness and efficiency of the Information systems is also assessed.
We perform IT Audit in a step based manner starting with surveying and scoping then planning and preparation, then gathering audit evidences by in depth analysis and testing, then analysis of evidences gathered and finally reporting the conclusions and recommendations to management.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to any company of any size. If you wish to accept, process, store card payment data, or already are– through the phone, online, or physical scanning, you are required to be PCI compliant.
In order to achieve and maintain PCI Compliance you must meet specific procedural compliance physically through how you handle credit card data, additionally compliance must be met at your datacenter, and on your servers themselves. Finally, PCI Compliance must be met by the website/application that is processing credit cards.
PCI compliance testing isn’t a one-time exam you prepare for and then pass. It’s an ongoing process. Certain merchant and PCI levels require a third-party penetration test audit every 6 months.
Cloudly’s PCI service takes care of it for our numerous clients– and for you.
With proprietary, sophisticated scanning tools, Cloudly can find and fix your vulnerabilities. We perform comprehensive penetration testing, in application and network layers, to determine accessibilities between networks and servers, and numerous types of attack vectors.
Cloudly will provide detailed information for each vulnerability uncovered, including suggested remediation or mitigation steps for sufficient and strong security controls.