What is a Security Auditor in IT domain

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Jun 10, 2019 in Career Counselling by Kumud
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Hey Kumud, a Security Auditor probes the safety and effectiveness of computer systems and their related security components. It’s all about analysis & documentation! After conducting a security audit, you’ll be expected to issue a detailed report outlining the effectiveness of the system, explaining any security issues and suggesting changes and improvements.

Some Security Auditors work as independent consultants, so they get plenty of opportunities to work on creative security solutions; others are valued members of IT security teams. Auditors get to create virtual environments, probe for vulnerabilities, assess the probability of threats, and recommend best practices like how to avoid human error.

answered Jun 10, 2019 by Rohan
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Security auditors work with a company to provide an audit of security systems used by that company.

The most common tasks associated with this role include:

  • Documenting the audit process and plan.
  • Executing security audits.
  • Evaluating security policies and controls.
  • Writing both executive and technical reports analyzing and interpreting audit results.
  • Evaluating compliance with any applicable policy, law or regulation.

answered Jul 8, 2019 by anonymous
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