IT Audit

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IT Audit

The Skills You Need

Effective IT audit today requires technology skills that are often difficult and costly to maintain in-house. For that reason, many organizations rely on the diversity and depth of skills that Focal Point brings to the table. Our team possesses technological skills within a number of key specialties, including infrastructure and security, ERP systems, database management, UNIX, Windows, project management, application security and business continuity. We can supplement your internal audit plan with IT audit projects that bring added value and positive exposure to your department.

Our Approach

Focal Point's IT audit methodology is based on the COBIT 5, a risk-based, process-focused methodology used to establish a thorough understanding of your audit objectives and the risks to them.

Focus Area 1

Since information technology permeates all aspects of your business, we can assess and recommend controls within each IT process related to change management, security, and IT operations.

  • Change Management
  • Security
  • IT Operations

Focus Area 2

As companies become more technology-driven, system configurations will become an increasingly critical part of most audits. We can assist with the identification and testing of application controls supporting these business processes.

  • Control Identification
  • Control Testing

Focus Area 3

In addition to the access risk, theft of sensitive or confidential intellectual property may also be a risk. We can assess if duties are adequately separated and an overall security posture is maintained.

  • Separation of Duties
  • Security Posture Review

Different from the Rest

At Focal Point, we take a different approach to managing IT audit.

Broad Skillset

Focal Point combines IT auditors with specialists in cybersecurity, IAM, data privacy, and data analytics.

Trusted by the Best

Focal Point is a trusted IT audit partner for dozens of Fortune 500 companies.

Compliance Expertise

Focal Point has teams with deep expertise in a variety of regulations, including SOX, MAR, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI, and GDPR.