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Security Audit

What is Security Audit?

Security audit is an audit of the level of information security in an organization. Security audit will help protect critical data, identify security loop holes, create new security policies and track the effectiveness of security strategies. Regular audits help ensure employers stick to security practices and can catch new vulnerabilities before exploited by the attackers.

It is a systematic evaluation of a company’s information systems, networks and physical infrastructure. There are a variety of security audit tools used each with its own strength and weaknesses, some of them include;

Nessus

it is a vulnerability scanner that can identify a wide range of security weaknesses in a computer system before having exploited and violated the system security policy.

NMAP [network mapper]

It is a free and open source utility for network discovery and security auditing.

Metasploit

It is a penetration testing framework that can be used to exploit security vulnerabilities and manage security assessments.

Kali linux

Kali Linux is a top-tier Linux distribution developed for cybersecurity professionals, offering advanced tools for ethical hacking, penetration testing, and digital forensics.

Types of Security Audits

Routine Security Audit

A systematic evaluation to identify vulnerabilities, assess risks, and ensure compliance with industry standards

Internal Security Audits

Evaluating internal controls, policies, and practices to identify vulnerabilities and ensure compliance with security standards.

Event-based Security Audit

Assessing security measures and practices in response to specific incidents, breaches, or identified threats.

External Security Audit

Assessing an organization's security measures from an external perspective to identify vulnerabilities and potential entry points for unauthorized access.