Gartner Research

The Top 10 Risk and Security Audit Findings to Avoid

Published: 02 October 2007

ID: G00152216

Analyst(s): Paul Proctor


A risk and security audit can be a major distraction and can result in the inappropriate use of resources. Enterprises should work proactively to avoid the most common audit findings.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Audit Findings: A Clear and Present Danger
    • Understand the Auditing Landscape to Become a Better Negotiator
    • A Proactive Approach to Governance, Risk and Compliance
    • Types of Auditors
    • Types of Findings
  • The Top Top-10 Risk and Security Audit Findings to Watch For
    • Audit Finding No. 1: Data Classification
    • Audit Finding No. 2: Change Management
    • Audit Finding No. 3: Administrator Controls and Shared Accounts
    • Audit Finding No. 4: Identity and Access Management
    • Audit Finding No. 5: User Activity Tracking and Log Analysis
    • Audit Finding No. 6: SOD in ERP Systems
    • Audit Finding No. 7: Physical Access
    • Audit Finding No. 8: Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery
    • Audit Finding No. 9: Sourcing Controls and Partner Agreements
    • Audit Finding No. 10: Education and Awareness

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