How to Do a Small Business Energy Audit

Constellation

What is a business energy audit? Putting a business energy audit on your agenda in the coming year makes sense. The post How to Do a Small Business Energy Audit appeared first on Constellation Residential and Small Business Blog.

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Not another BCM Program audit?

Stratogrid Advisory

Not another BCM Program audit? Another Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program audit. Some organizations think of audits as tedious, and often unnecessary, accounting procedures, rather than as a powerful business tool that can be used to improve the organization’s capabilities.

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“Prepare for” an Audit or “We are Ready” for an Audit – Big Difference!

Prism International

Audit Challenges. Audits by a CE are evidence-based. When a client’s Compliance Officer announces a site visit to a RIM provider for the purpose of a compliance audit, expectations are that appropriate documentation is currently in place and readily accessible at the time of the visit.

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Case Study: Lessons Learned from Conducting a Cybersecurity Audit

Business Resilience Decoded

Case Study: Lessons Learned from Conducting a Cybersecurity Audit by Disaster Recovery Journal & Asfalis Advisors Case Study: Lessons Learned from Conducting a Cybersecurity Audit by Disaster Recovery Journal & Asfalis Advisors

Lessons learned from ISO22301 Audit

Plan B Consulting

A couple of weeks ago I was in Sweden with a technology company taking part in a Stage 2 audit for ISO22301 certification. More importantly I learnt a great deal from the audit and the journey we took to ISO22301. In future I think I would push for the audit to be done in 3 days.

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Beware the Inspector General Commeth

Disaster Zone

All those pandemic funds will be audited

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Program Improvement Informed by Consultative Auditing – New Webinar

Continuity Insights

Continuity Insights has announced that Program Improvement Informed by Consultative Auditing will be the next educational topic in its educational webinar series. The broadcast is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Register here. Change is constant affecting requirements for, and the capabilities of, your emergency management, business continuity, and crisis management. Source. Enterprise Risk Management Financial Methodology / Metrics News Professional Development

SOC 2 vs ISO 27001: Key Differences Between the Standards

Reciprocity

These ideas include internal audits, continual monitoring, and corrective or preventive measures. Management must provide documentation proving the effectiveness of controls throughout the audit period. How Does the Audit Process Compare for ISO 27001 vs. SOC 2?

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Ready for ITIL, better prepared for ISO 20000 Audit

Behavior Group

Ready for ITIL, better prepared for ISO 20000 Audit ISO/IEC 20000 was design to align with ITIL® Best Practices and describes an integrated set of management processes for the effective delivery of IT services to the business and customers. The post Ready for ITIL, better prepared for ISO 20000 Audit appeared first on Behaviour Portugal.

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Announcing Our Smart Financial Analysis For Business

Erwood Group

In addition to these services, we can assist or provide accounting and bookkeeping services, financial audits, find missing tax deductions and other financial advice to increase your profitability. Blog Audits Finance Financial Analysis Financial Impact Analysis Profit

How Keeping Track of Microsoft’s Product Plans Can Keep Your Network Secure

LAN Infotech

Performing regular network audits, keeping software up-to-date, and keeping abreast of planned software retirements can help businesses and organizations eliminate this source of risk. Schedule one now if you haven’t performed a network audit in a while (at least six months).

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CISA certification guide: Certified Information Systems Auditor explained

CIO Governance

The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification validates your knowledge for information systems auditing, assurance, control, security, cybersecurity, and governance.

Information Systems Auditor, CISA Certification. Get Ready

Behavior Group

Anyone interested in a career in information systems audit and interested to be an information systems audit, control and security professional check out the CISA certification.

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End-of Year Compliance Testing Pro Tips

Alternative Resiliency Services Corp

For those who have regulatory or audit requirements for testing, this is a great resource on moving your exercises from the merely-mandatory to Truly Valuable (and Lower Costs)! Feel free to share with your peers. Also feel free to share with your counter-parties and supply chain providers - are they resilient and do they test

6 Reasons Why You Need SOC 2 Compliance

Reciprocity

But your service organization ought to consider investing in the technical audit required for a SOC 2 report. Think audit costs are high? A SOC 2/SOC 3 audit is a proactive measure to help avoid those costly security breaches.

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PRISM Privacy+ Certification: Time to Join the Club!

Prism International

RIM service providers can now renew Privacy+ Certification without the high cost of the SSAE 18 or SOC 2 audit, with an inexpensive i-SIGMA audit. When doing both audits at one time, the cost is even less.

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7 mistakes that ISO 27001 auditors make

IT Governance BC

A good auditor will use the checklist as a summary at the beginning or end of their audit, with a more detailed assessment in their report, or they’ll use a non-binary system that doesn’t restrict them to stating that a requirement either has or hasn’t been met. Good auditing practices.

The Challenge of the CISA Exam

Behavior Group

By Maria do Carmo Couto a 17 Novembro de 2016 The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a globally recognised certification in the field of audit, control and security of information systems.

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ISO 27001 Requirements Checklist: Steps and Tips for Implementation

Reciprocity

Be aware, however, that certification is evaluated and granted by an independent third party that conducts the certification audit. Once the ISO 27001 audit is complete, the auditor gives the organization a Statement of Applicability (SOA) summarizing its position on all security controls.

Internal Controls & Fraud Prevention

Reciprocity

Internal Audits. Solid internal audit procedures limit the risk of fraud. Along with management reviews, internal audits are critical to assess existing anti-fraud controls and assure they remain effective and up-to-date. External Audits.

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The Best Governance, Risk, and Compliance Software to Consider

Solutions Review

Description: AuditBoard is a cloud-based GRC offering that includes a suite of risk, audit, and compliance tools. With the platform, users can conduct internal audits, manage risks, optimize workflow efficiency, maintain SOX compliance, and manage controls.

What Is Enterprise Risk Management & Its Importance

Reciprocity

Not only can an integrated risk management program save you money by avoiding business disruptions; it can also help your accounting team come audit time. It also streamlines the audit process, so you can save time and money and improve audit outcomes.

Data Storage and Backup Security: How to Defend Against Ransomware

Solutions Review

A good first step could be to perform a one-time audit for storage security. They can map your infrastructure and conduct a one-time audit to get you on your way. It’s best to bake automation into storage & backup security provisioning, validation, and auditing.

Facing the Challenge of the CISA® Exam

Behavior Group

By Editor em 7 de Maio de 2014 The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) designation is a globally recognized certification for IS audit control, assurance and security professionals.

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The Best Risk Management Software to Consider for 2021 and Beyond

Solutions Review

Description: Archer IT & Security Risk Management enables users to document and report on IT risks and controls, security vulnerabilities, audit findings, regulatory obligations, and issues across their technology infrastructure.

The 4 Essential Steps for Creating a Successful Business Continuity Plan

Continuity Insights

It’s a time-consuming process that will only succeed if businesses have the right people on board and the right resources to create, implement, and audit it. Developing, implementing, and maintaining a good Business Continuity Management (BCM) program demands meticulous documentation, dedication, and discipline. In this post from Enterprise Talk, Prangya Pandab Associate Editor with OnDot. Source. Enterprise Risk Management

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How flexible is your BCP?

Kings Bridge BCP

We develop plans for our clients, we help mentor clients on how to build their plans themselves, we review existing plans for gaps, and we audit plans. Is my plan enough? As Business Continuity professionals, we see a lot of plans.

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Continuity Christmas Cleanup

Alternative Resiliency Services Corp

Last-minute Compliance items and Audit remediations. Note that an Assessment is different from an Audit. An Audit examines controls and measures a program to a documented standard. ​It’s that time of year again.

What is Vendor Risk Management (VRM)? The Definitive Guide

Reciprocity

Evidence may include compliance certifications, penetration test reports, financial information, and on-site audits. Conduct vendor audits. Perform Internal Audits. Internal audits are crucial for assuring that you manage vendor relationships adequately and consistently.

What Does a Compliance Management System Look Like?

Reciprocity

Regular audits of the compliance program. Compliance Audit. In addition to internal audits and supervision, this committee contributes to developing a compliance culture. Surveillance and Audits. Additionally, periodic audits are mandated by compliance frameworks.

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5 Benefits of GRC for CISOs

Reciprocity

GRC software solutions from the Reciprocity Product Suite make the complex task of cybersecurity much easier, as they: Streamline tasks; Measure and monitor compliance; Collect audit-trail evidence; and.

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Why We Exercise Part 2 of 2

Erwood Group

Several years ago, I was consulting for a major airline assisting some of the IT teams to develop Disaster Recovery Plans, getting them to move beyond tabletop walkthroughs and doing “functional” exercises, as well as documenting the exercise to get credit during an audit.

Updates on the Morgan Stanley Data Breach

Prism International

Since this incident, AnythingIT has become NAID AAA Certified and shown that they in fact DO robust quality best practices, even submitting to unannounced audits. By now, most readers have most likely heard of the Morgan Stanley Data Breach incident. The latest $35M fine from the SEC, on top of the $128.2M

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Customer Value Story: How to Know What You Don’t Know

LogisManager

This AI-powered feature was a good fit for this client as it positioned them to significantly streamline their due diligence process and keep an audit trail of their work. Keeping this time-stamped audit trail helps this client fend off 100% of any potential negligence claims.

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Backup and Recovery News for February 2022, Updates from Arcserve, Asigra, Rubrik, and More

Solutions Review

New features include multi-user support for Presto and Ahana, fine-grained access control for data lakes with deep Apache Ranger integration, and audit support for all access.

Why Buying SaaS GRC Software Is a Smart Investment

Reciprocity

Managing risk, compliance, and audit processes is complex and resource intensive. Without a centralized platform, audit cycles are longer, visibility into overall risk posture is lacking, and reporting is inefficient.

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Policy Management 101

Fusion Risk Management

Practices outlined in the policy should be regularly audited (trust me, if your business practices are tweaked and pretty soon policy doesn’t meet work product and vice versa, you’ve got an audit finding – or worse).

NexusTek Ranks on the 2021 CRN® Fast Growth 150 List

NexusTek

As an SSAE 18 SOC II certified company, NexusTek conducts yearly rigorous security audits to ensure customer safety and provide optimal service. August 27, 2021. NexusTek Ranks on the 2021 CRN® Fast Growth 150 List.

How Does NAID AAA Certification Intersect With NIST 800-88? (Part 2)

Prism International

Of course, it is very easy for i-SIGMA to put a stop to such false claims since being subject to our scheduled and unannounced audits is one of the requirements. Unfortunately, NIST 800-88 does not include or control a third-party audit requirement. It was never meant to be an audit regime in the first place. This is the second blog of a two-part series.

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Increase your Business Continuity Profile

Kings Bridge BCP

A simple after-hours audit can be very informative and provide an opportunity to remind staff of the importance of your laptop policy for business continuity purposes. Business Continuity Profile.