Behind the Scenes: What a Cybersecurity Audit Reveals About Your Network

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Living, working, and breathing in today’s digital age brings countless benefits, but it could be smoother sailing. Cyberattacks lurk around, threatening our very existence in the online realm. You can’t escape the constant chatter about these attacks, especially those that shake things up. It’s so staggering that it often leaves us at a loss for words.

The reality we often try to sidestep has a way of nudging its way into our consciousness. A hacker could infiltrate your network anytime, completely altering your business. For instance, if you’re the Chief Security Officer of a sizable company, an attack could obliterate your business and leave you scrambling for employment.

What is an audit?

A cybersecurity audit is like a deep dive into your digital world, aiming to uncover vulnerabilities and strengths within your network’s security framework. It’s a meticulous examination conducted by a specialized partner dedicated to assessing the safety of your digital infrastructure.

Imagine your network as a fortress—this audit acts like a skilled inspector scrutinizing every wall, door, and hidden passage. Its primary goal is to uncover weaknesses that cyber threats could exploit. At the same time, it aims to highlight the robust defences that safeguard your digital assets.

One of the critical aspects of a cybersecurity audit is its ability to unearth overlooked or forgotten elements within your network. It’s like shining a light on the nooks and crannies where unnoticed software downloads lurk, potentially creating entry points for hackers. Keeping track of every software download is virtually impossible for any company. Yet, these unmonitored additions can pose significant risks. The audit meticulously checks all software and devices, ensuring no risky elements slip through undetected.

Reassessing your operations

Beyond simply identifying vulnerabilities, this audit also offers a unique vantage point. It allows you to reassess your operations, viewing them from a fresh angle. Think of it as rearranging the furniture in a room to discover hidden spaces or overlooked details. Furthermore, the auditing partner’s role as an impartial third-party observer brings an unbiased perspective, offering insights and recommendations to bolster your cybersecurity measures.

Forgotten downloads

It pinpoints those sneaky security oversights—perhaps overlooked software downloads flitting around your network like digital fireflies. Think about it: how many downloads have your employees initiated in the past year? It’s practically impossible to keep tabs on them all! These new additions could introduce vulnerabilities, providing an opening for hackers. A cybersecurity audit scrutinizes all software and devices within a company, aiming to prevent potential attacks or the use of risky software.

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Terry Cutler

I’m Terry Cutler, the creator of Internet Safety University, an educational system helping to defend corporations and individuals against growing cyber threats. I’m a federal government-cleared cybersecurity expert (a Certified Ethical Hacker), and the founder of Cyology Labs, a first-line security defence firm headquartered in Montréal, Canada. In 2020, I wrote a bestselling book about the secrets of internet safety from the viewpoint of an ethical hacker. I’m a frequent contributor to National & Global media coverage about cyber-crime, spying, security failures, internet scams, and social network dangers families and individuals face daily.