Gartner Research

Address 10 Controversial IT and Information Security Audit Scenarios

Published: 03 August 2016

ID: G00313017

Analyst(s): Khushbu Pratap , Terrence Cosgrove


Audit findings can help improve an organization's risk posture, or distract the IT and security teams. This research for CIOs and CISOs suggests solutions to prolonged disagreements on 10 common audit scenarios between auditors and auditees.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the 10 Controversial IT and Information Security Audit 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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