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Glossary definition: Security Audit

Security Audit: Assessing System Vulnerabilities

A security audit is a comprehensive assessment of an organization’s security posture, policies, and procedures. It is conducted by an independent third party and involves a detailed review of the organization’s physical and information security systems, processes, and practices. The audit examines the organization’s security posture from the perspective of both internal and external threats, and identifies areas of vulnerability. The audit also assesses the organization’s ability to protect its data and systems from unauthorized access, misuse, or destruction. The audit includes a review of the organization’s security policies, procedures, and practices, and provides recommendations for improving the organization’s security posture. The audit also evaluates the organization’s response to security incidents, and provides guidance on how to improve the organization’s security posture in the future.