Security Audit Checklist

Save, fill-In The Blanks, Print, Done!

Click on image to zoom / Click button below to see more images

Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

  • This Document Has Been Certified by a Professional
  • 100% customizable
  • This is a digital download (557.37 kB)
  • Language: English
  • We recommend downloading this file onto your computer.

ABT template rating: 8

Malware- and virusfree. Scanned by: Norton safe website

How to perform a professional Security Audit? Are you looking for a professional Security Audit Checklist? If you've been feeling stuck or lack motivation, download this template now!

This Security Audit Checklist covers the most important topics that you are looking for and will help you to structure and communicate in a professional manner with those involved. There are several types of threats that may occur within an information system or operating environment Threats are usually grouped into general categories such as natural, human, and environmental, for example 

Storm damage (e.g., flood) Fire Lightning strikes 

Computer abuse Unauthorized access to Privacy Act and proprietary information Terrorism Sabotage or vandalism System tampering Spoofing Fraud Impersonation and social engineering Hacking Negligence or human error Theft Falsified data 

Long-term power failure Chemical leakage Pollution The desired outcome of identifying and reviewing (assessing) threats and vulnerabilities are determining potential and actual risks to the organization.
Human Error 
  • Accidental destruction, modification, disclosure, or incorrect classification of information
  • Ignorance: inadequate security awareness, lack of security guidelines, lack of proper documentation, lack of knowledge 
  • Workload: Too many or too few system administrators, highly pressured users
  • Users may inadvertently give information on security weaknesses to attackers 
  • Incorrect system configuration
  • Security policy not adequate
  • Security policy not enforced
  • Security analysis may have omitted something important or be wrong.
  • Remediation Action Cost Benefit-Risk

Develop a foundation of Security Policies, Practices, and Procedures, especially in the area of Change Control Low High High 2 Establish and enforce a globally-accepted password policy Low High High 3 Address vulnerability results in order of high risk to low-risk
Establish an Operations group facilitated discussion to improve processes and communications, and to eliminate any misunderstandings
Establish router configuration security standards, forming baseline practices Low High High 
Harden servers on the internal network Low High High No. Moderate to Expensive High

Feel free to download this intuitive template that is available in several kinds of formats, or try any other of our basic or advanced templates, forms or documents. Don't reinvent the wheel every time you start something new... 

Download this Security Audit Checklist template and save yourself time and effort! You will see completing your task has never been simpler! 

Besides this document, make sure to have a look at the IT Security Roadmap for proper implementation and this fit-for-purpose IT Security Kit here with over 40 useful templates. The document(s) are easy to modify and can be downloaded directly after purchase.

Nothing on this site shall be considered legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is established.

Leave a Reply. If you have any questions or remarks, feel free to post them below.

default user img

IT Security Standards Kit

What are IT Security Standards? Check out our collection of this newly updated IT Security Kit Standard templates, including policies, controls, processes, checklists, procedures and other documents.

Read more

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. | Debbi Fields