As organisations adopt new digital technologies, their risk of being targeted in cyberattacks grows. The increased network complexity that comes as a result of digital innovation often creates new network gaps for cyber adversaries to exploit. If left unchecked, these risks can undermine organisational objectives which is why it is critical that businesses have effective cyber security programs in place.
incidents were reported to CERT NZ, a 65% increase on 2019. Individuals, small businesses and large organisations from all over New Zealand submitted reports.
phishing and credential harvesting reports, 1,920 scams and fraud reports, 1,560 malware reports.
14% of reports made to CERT NZ had some form of financial loss, with a total value of $16.9 million scams and fraud accounted for almost $12 million (69%) of the total financial loss reported in 2020.
Because cyber threats evolve at breakneck speed, it’s important to continually ensure that your cybersecurity measures are effective and up to date—because for most organisations, it’s only a matter of time before they encounter some form of cyber breach. A slow or inadequate response can hurt the company’s reputation, as well as the bottom line.
why should you care
The questions is "have you kept up with these changes?"
Cyber security audits act as a checklist that organisations can use to validate their security policies and procedures. Organisations that conduct an audit will be able to assess whether or not they have the proper security mechanisms in place while also making sure they are in compliance with relevant regulations. This helps businesses take a proactive approach when designing cyber security policies, resulting in more dynamic threat management. Cyber security audits are performed by third-party vendors in order to eliminate any conflicts of interest.
A key component to the success of these programs is the administration of cyber security audits. Administering regular cyber security audits helps organisations identify gaps in their cybersecurity infrastructure. Organisations can also use audits to evaluate their compliance with various regulations and laws.
IT security audit reveals underlying vulnerabilities and security risks in your organisation’s IT assets. Identifying risks, however, has a positive rippling effect on your organisation’s overall security. Some significant benefits of IT security audits are
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