IT Security Audit Services

What is an IT security audit?

An IT audit is an evaluation of an organisation’s IT systems, applications, management, operations, data use, and other related processes. All modern businesses require a well-functioning IT system to run successfully. Consider the position your business would be in if the security of your computer systems were compromised.

What does an IT security audit assess?

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Why do you need an IT security audit?

Principally, an IT security audit is needed to ensure that your cyber-defences are as up to date as they can be. Then they can effectively respond to the threats posed by hackers and other such criminals who manipulate IT systems for their own ends.

Should an IT system’s defences be found wanting when compared to the cutting-edge approaches used by hackers, then everything your business has worked for could be at risk. Just a single vulnerability can lead to not only your bank details and subsequently your cash being stolen, but also your personal data that you wouldn’t want in the public domain.

Small businesses, in particular, are a tempting target for cyber-criminals. The thinking is that whilst they have significant cash reserves due to being a commercial entity, they’re unlikely to have a sizeable team or level of resources solely dedicated to IT protection. Due to their attention being diverted elsewhere, an infiltrator can go about their business without being detected, whereas a larger company with greater manpower would be able to quickly detect that something is amiss.

What do our IT security audit services include?

A comprehensive IT security audit from our experts at Cheeky Munkey will assess:


The current IT infrastructure of your business


Any security solutions within the system to protect it from malware and viruses


Any improvements necessary to future-proof your IT infrastructure, ensuring it can withstand predicted changes

Our IT specialists will conduct an audit using sophisticated tools to collate data from all the systems that make up the day-to-day infrastructure of your business. They will then use this information to put together a detailed report on all aspects of the business’s IT function.

This in-depth report will focus on the infrastructure’s strengths and the places where it is at risk of attack by malware, hackers attempting to steal data or any other potential vulnerability.

After the comprehensive report has been put together, the IT professionals will then create a step-by-step list of recommendations to improve your IT security and the function of your business in the short, medium, and long term.

How often is an IT security audit needed?

Seeing as technology is an ever-evolving landscape and software is constantly updated, it’s worth investing in an audit on an annual basis. Waiting until you think you’ve been attacked to get professional help is no good, as by then the damage may have been done and done on an irreparable scale.

It may also be worth commissioning an audit if you’ve recently undergone a major adjustment to your IT hardware or infrastructure or have integrated an all-new system into your network. Unlikely as it may be, a change of such a magnitude may have had unforeseen consequences that, whilst not visible, have had a major internal impact which requires addressing.

What should you do after an IT security audit is completed?

Once your audit has been carried out and the subsequent recommendations are delivered, your next step should be determined by what this package of advice contains. If there are major and looming threats to your organisation, then – budget permitting – implementing measures to tackle these concerns should be of paramount importance.

It should be kept in mind that, on occasion, the cost of patching up your defences may in fact be greater than the level of risk you’re exposed to. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t be willing to make needed changes if they seem to be expensive. But if, for example, you find out that many other companies have had similar issues with a certain piece of technology, you may be better off looking for an alternative that can provide you with a better user experience.

Why choose Cheeky Munkey as your IT security audit provider?

If you feel as if your IT security systems are in need of an expert assessment, get in touch with our team today to discuss your options. There are many ways we can help ensure your business remains safe, secure and up to date – with all the latest equipment and software.

We’ve been conducting IT audits for years, for all kinds of businesses. So you’ll benefit from a tremendous amount of accumulated experience and expertise. But we’re also committed to staying right up to date with the latest developments in the IT world.

When we’re analysing your systems, we’ll leave no stone unturned, searching for just the kind of vulnerabilities that cyber criminals might seek to exploit. Of course, we’ll also highlight any opportunities to eke more efficiency out of your IT systems – or replace systems to achieve a better way of working.

Part of this exhaustive process is taking the time to understand your business and your ongoing requirements. This all ties in with your future goals, because it’s vital to future-proof your IT setup as much as possible. We’ll discuss your objectives with you and find out where they intersect with IT – and where IT can help drive progress.

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