Risk-based IT audit & advice
IT has become an integral part of day-to-day business operations. But IT systems and automation do not only bring convenience and efficiency, they also involve new, sometimes unexpected (substantial) risks. It is important to identify and limit these risks - not only for continuity, but also for (financial) performances and the reputation of your organisation. Periodic, independent IT reviews are useful in this process.
Are you considering a new IT system and do you want to know how your primary services will be affected? Is the current management around your IT environment or within your applications not at a satisfactory level, resulting in a high control burden? Or have you recently started working with a new cloud application and are now wondering whether the privacy of customers is still guaranteed? At BDO we provide various services to help you reduce your IT risks to an acceptable level.
Set elements of our services include:
- Inventory of existing control measures
- Linking risks and measures (control matrix)
- Advice on additional, yet to be defined and implemented control measures
- Reports for management team
Our experienced IT auditors always look at risk management from an IT perspective: to them IT is not an aim in itself, but a means to maximise performances, continuity and risk management. IT creates different risks, but a good alignment of your IT with your organisation, people and processes can make internal risk management much easier . We never focus exclusively on an isolated IT issue, but prefer to look at your organisation as a whole. We use International Best Practices and recognised standards as a guideline for our services. For example, we use Prince 2, CMMI, CoBIT for our Project Assurance and Quality Assurance services. The ISO 27001, Standard of Good Practice, OWASP, NEN7510 and NIST are some of the standards we use for our Security and Privacy services.
Your organisation and specific nature of your issue(s) are, however, always the focus of our attention.
If you are not sure about your internal management concerning IT or information security, or you have doubts about the way your IT projects are implemented? Please contact one of our IT Audit & Security specialists. We are ready to support you.