What is a Compliance Audit?
The scope of your audit determines which people, processes, and technologies are required to adhere to the applicable standard. The size of your scope will have a direct impact on the cost, complexity, and difficulty of meeting and maintaining compliance standards. Your auditor will work with you on strategies to minimize your scope to maximize your return on investment for compliance efforts.
Interpreting Application of Requirements
Depending on your scope and business processes, controls may be applicable to your entire environment, a subset of processes, or not applicable whatsoever. Your auditor will work with you to explain the requirements, its intent, and how it applies to your organization.
Independent, Third-Party Validation
By having a certified third-party organization attest to your security posture, you can better demonstrate to your clients or compliance bodies that you take security seriously and are meeting the applicable standards. This adds credibility to your compliance efforts and helps show due diligence in protecting the information you are entrusted with.
- PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
- Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
- Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE)
- GIAC Security Essentials Certified (GSEC)
- GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
- GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)