6 The Dirty Little Secret About Audits

The Dirty Little Secret About Audits

Audits are a part of business life, right? Too often, however, audits require near-herculean efforts on the part of auditors and already taxed operational teams to get them over the goal line. Many times management isn't aware of the challenges auditors face, but the auditors could tell you war stories. The long nights and weekends required to wade through existing documentation first to determine what has been presented and then to identify what else needs to be collected and reported. The delays in getting information requests fulfilled by operational teams who are primarily tasked with keeping business services available. The use of small, non-representative samples of servers because anything more would cause too much disruption and create too much work to be completed in the time allotted. The use of general office applications to capture and manage data from a variety of sources that are vulnerable to improper manipulation.

But that's not all. Even if you pass your audit using a manual approach, the organization often falls out of compliance the moment the team returns to their day jobs.

It doesn't need to be this way. In this informative session, we will examine how to get off the roller coaster of compliance using automated purpose-built auditing tools.

What you will learn:

  • The dirty little secrets auditors face for audits
  • Why manual processes and general office tools leave an organization on a roller coaster ride of compliance
  • How to ensure that you are receiving valid system data for your audit
  • How automating data collection and analysis can enhance the audit process
  • Ways of leveraging collected data for reporting on multiple audits
  • How security, compliance, and operations departments can gain additional value from configuration audit reports

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