Have you installed an antivirus and informed your employees of existing threats on the web? This is a good start to protect your SME! But are you sure you are prepared against any kind of threat? To find out, the only way is to measure the effectiveness of your defense system and therefore test it. These tests, called security audits, monitor the effectiveness of the protections in place, assess the adequacy of your monitoring and alert systems and indicate if the security measures in place within your company are effective. My Technician shows you why these audits are important.
Reinforcing the security of your SME
All SMEs depend on IT, at higher or lower levels. Therefore, they are all exposed to data leakage. The IT security audit will make it possible to carry out an inventory of your information system (what hardware and software do you use within your company) and to analyse whether it is still valid or obsolete. Intrusion tests are often carried out in addition to the audit and, if one or more vulnerabilities are detected, the audit will indicate the actions to be taken to upgrade your information system and make it less vulnerable.
Refine your security policy
Your organization probably already has a security policy explaining the main security principles and procedures to be followed. It is this standard that will be used for the security audit. Are you sure that your security policy corresponds exactly to your daily needs? Has the security policy been updated when changes in security principles and rules have occurred in your company? The security audit will make it possible to review, step by step, your security policy and adapt it to the reality of your company.
Optiming your IT performance
The security audit will measure the reactivity and reliability of your security systems. It will determine if there are tools that can slow down your company’s performance. By correcting poorly configured software, or replacing technologies that use too many resources, for example, your teams can be more responsive and gain in productivity.
There is no such thing as zero risk. However, once the equipment such as software, routers or cabling have been controlled, the audit will make it possible to make failures visible and identify risks. With a detailed report at the end of the audit, you will be able to differentiate between “acceptable” and unacceptable risks. Recommendations and an action plan will also be proposed to you. Therefore, you will be able to place the right level of prevention on all identified IT risks.
Finally, rest assured that the security audit does not impact the availability of the audited IT tools. We recommend not to wait for problems to occur before conducting a security audit. Contact us for a free evaluation of your IT.