IT Audits Find Vulnerabilities in Company Websites
It’s surprising how many IT audits find websites show weaknesses that can leak private data to be stolen by attackers and allow for ransom or more attacks.
What Can Be Found On Your Website in an IT audit?
In a recent audit by Positive Technologies, 20% of web apps that process private data, like Banks and Government websites, were found to easily give over that data to testers. Basically, this means that it can give hackers access to internal databases, which can release customer/client information, as well as private company information.
These can result in ransomware attacks, which DataUP covers in more detail, but basically where intruders can hold company data until such time that a ransom is paid.
What Else do IT Audits cover?
IT Audits cover everything technology related to your business. This can be, but not limited to:
- Power and Surge Protection (UPS)
- PCs and Laptops
But also up for review can be:
- Robustness of infrastructure, fit for use and perceived performance
- Security of networks and systems, including a review of policy
- Scalability and planned performance improvements for future needs
- Identification of possible operational and design risks
Lastly, your website can actually be a security risk, too. We aim to offer an end-to-end, all-inclusive audit at IP Partners, and you can read more about our solution here.
Getting a New Website – When is it Time?
You can read more over when and why it’s time to get a new website in our previous blog post, here. These are more for aesthetic, marketing and usability reasons – it doesn’t even cover the compromised security we’ve mentioned here. We’ve also got a portfolio of work if you want to see our web design.
The Bottom Line on IT Audits and How Your Website Could Be Affected
IT audits are a preventative measure that should be carried out by business small to large every 12 months. If you’re interested in IT audits or your website, you can leave a comment or ask a question below ⬇.
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Alternatively, give us a call to speak to a professional.
Ashford, W. (2018). Websites giving hackers easy access, audit reveals. Retrieved from https://www.computerweekly.com/news/450424158/Websites-giving-hackers-easy-access-audit-reveals
DataUP. (2018). Ransomware attacks target Non-Cloud business and enterprise. Retrieved from http://www.dataup.com.au/blog/cloud-stays-safe-ransomware-attacks/