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Benefits of an integrated security audit

Security systems are often the most important investment for an organization. Yet, making a case for new technology after a security breach is often challenging. Fortunately, merging security standards simultaneously often allows various security teams within the company to be better equipped to navigate the emerging security infrastructure while adding significant value to the business itself.

The benefits of undergoing two security audits at once include improved team and system efficiency. Another advantage is converging two standards at one time, which helps to reduce duplicate efforts between various project teams within the organization. This results in streamlined operations. Implementing various security standards simultaneously typically results in faster incident response, which results in risk mitigation and prevents threats in real-time as they happen or are detected.

Streamlined processes for effective communication eliminate the need for IT security managers to have multiple meetings scheduled about individual aspects of the audit. This directly reduces the IT burden placed upon various employees’ productivity. In layman’s terms, employees have more time because they have fewer meetings.

Integrating security audits help reduce costly training. By implementing security standards simultaneously, it’s also easier to scale. This makes deploying security systems and strategies to new locations faster while simplifying onboarding new personnel and lowering headcount. This safeguard can also determine where some duplicate positions may not be needed after all.

Scalable planning for future-proof technology is another important consideration. Each organization’s infrastructure environment is only as secure as the latest update recently applied to the network. By implementing various standards at one time, companies can then focus on building systems that would have a measurable impact on enhanced security control compliance. This often involves overseeing security and efficiencies at the same time and allows for constructive meetings to be held to formalize strategies for risk mitigation tolerance. This will also allow for better budget planning since the IT departments will consider the security impacts all at once rather than piece by piece as these deficiencies are detected.

The gist of this approach is to economize and consolidate.

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