Gartner Research

Address 10 Common IT Audit and Information Security Scenarios

Published: 18 March 2014

ID: G00246008

Analyst(s): Ronni Rosenstein , Khushbu Pratap


Audit findings can help improve an organization's risk posture, or waste time and distract the IT department. Following this guidance, auditors and auditees can improve the value of IT audits and audit findings.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the 10 Common IT Audit and Information Security Scenarios
    • Scenario 1: Encrypt Mainframe Database
    • Scenario 2: Separation of Environments and Segregation of Roles
    • Scenario 3: Encrypt Everything
    • Scenario 4: On-Site IT Vendor Risk Assessment
    • Scenario 5: Access Certification
    • Scenario 6: Standardize Mission-Critical Controls
    • Scenario 7: Change Authorization Proof
  • Scenario 8: Separate Technology Testing
    • Scenario 9: Immediate Security Patches
    • Scenario 10: SOX-Specific Documentation

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