Five things are required to comply with an information technology audit. They help audit-proof your infrastructure plus improves the overall quality of your infratructure instantly.
- Enforce operator access control standards with a flexible and granular permissions model for role-based access control. If there is an unauthorized attempt to gain access to the network, security and IT personel should be able to alert the appropriate staff without delay.
These same access controls are required for technology service providers. Beware of weaknesses such as administrative passwords shared by multiple operators.
- Keep an activity trail with real-time auditing, including a who, what, where and when of all operator activity and infrastructure changes.
- Demonstrate a strong change management process by being able to confirm that infrastructure changes go as planned with management’s approval.
- Automatically verify compliance with both external best practices and internal standards. When IT staff members change critical server or network device settings, managers must be able to ensure that they comply with industry best practices and organizational standards. IT staffs should be able to perform daily checks to verify configuration settings that violate security policy.
- Make available historical reports that auditors can view upon request to demonstrate that controls and standards have been continuously enforced.
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