An IT audit is the examination and evaluation of an organization’s information technology infrastructure, policies and operations.
Information technology audits determine whether IT controls protect corporate assets, ensure data integrity and are aligned with the business’s overall goals. IT auditors examine not only physical security controls, but also overall business and financial controls that involve information technology systems.
Because operations at modern companies are increasingly computerized, IT audits are used to ensure information-related controls and processes are working properly. The primary objectives of an IT audit include:
- Evaluate the systems and processes in place that secure company data.
- Determine risks to a company’s information assets, and help identify methods to minimize those risks.
- Ensure information management processes are in compliance with IT-specific laws, policies and standards.
- Determine inefficiencies in IT systems and associated management.
Most companies do not conduct IT audit risk assessments, but audits often reveal efficiency improvements that could mean cost savings.
CTI Technology defines an IT audit as the process of collecting and evaluating evidence of the management of controls over an organization’s information systems, practices and operations. The IT audit process determines if the information systems are safeguarding assets, maintaining data integrity and operating effectively to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. This may include traditional audits of technology processes and components, as well as integrated audits for financial audit activities, technology-dependent regulatory processes or data analytics support.
Please take advantage of our IT Audit Checklist document created by CTI Technology to help prepare your business for a technology evaluation.
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