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VIRTUAL WEBMASTER 7 STEP AUDIT AND PROTECTION GUIDE
In order to protect sensitive data you first need to conduct a full security audit to identify what is sensitive data, where it is located, and who has access.
Step 1 – Identify Sensitive Information
Identity what is sensitive data and perform risk analysis.
Step 2 – Determine who should have access
Determine who should have access to (and who should not)
Step 3 – Conduct hardware Audit
Locate the organizations computers and storage media.
Step 4 – Conduct software Audit
Identity all software currently used on the organizations computers.
Step 5 – Conduct Network Audit
Test network security and identify any vulnerabilities.
Step 6 – Scan network and storage media to locate sensitive data
Search the organisations computers and storage media for sensitive data.
Step 7 – Review Audit and secure sensitive data accordingly
Ensure sensitive data is secure and access is restricted to authorized persons.