Security Audit and Assurance

Management Reporting on Compliance and Control Effectiveness

 

Overview

Data is one of your organization’s biggest assets. Without proper controls, a data breach can occur that will erode confidence in your organization and potentially destroy your reputation. Everyone wants evidence that they are protected, but how? Assura’s audit and assurance services are the right choice when leadership needs independent assurance of the organization’s data protection posture. Our audits:

  • Validate the effectiveness of data protection controls;
  • Identify risk and control issues that could result in data breaches, regulatory issues, or system failures; and
  • Provide independent validation to investors and stakeholders when needed.

Assurance in Action

We are experts that want to partner with your organization to deliver a positive audit experience. We believe that the true value in audit is when the organization and the auditor can have an open and collaborative experience working together to evaluate risks and issues. Our staff maintain their auditor independence, but also value the opportunity to build a trust-based relationship with the client and educate them on the “why” of regulatory requirements and operational controls. Our five-step process for performing audits includes:

  1. Audit Planning
  2. Risk Assessment
  3. Control Design Testing
  4. Control Effectiveness Testing
  5. Report Delivery

Audits That Meet Your Organization’s Needs

Whether you need us to be your external auditor or act as contract internal auditors, Assura has audit services for you. Our staff of certified audit professionals are experts in conducting GAGAS “Yellow Book”, IIA “Red Book”, ISACA ITAF, NIST Special Publication 800-53A, and ISO 27007 audits.

Compliance Expertise

Assura’s security professionals are experts in compliance with laws, regulations and standards such as:

  • CJIS
  • COBIT
  • FERPA
  • FFIEC
  • HIPAA/HITECH
  • ISO 23001
  • ISO 27001/27002
  • ISO 31000
  • IRS 1075
  • NIST SP 800-53
  • NIST SP 800-37
  • PCI DSS
  • SOX
  • SSAE-16/SOC 2
  • State-level security standards and data protection laws

And of course every audit is backed by Assura’s unique AuditArmor™ Guarantee! iStock_000063520763_Double - Copy