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Preparing for a Successful Security Audit

By Ronald Razzolini, Telgian Management Technologies |

Facing a site security audit might seem daunting, but proper preparation will help to meet the goals of enhancing security and reducing risk What are the downsides of failing to pass a security audit or inspection? Is it the fear of reputational damage for not passing? Is it the added scrutiny and attention your location will receive from the corporate office? Will it result in a regulatory enforcement action by a governmental agency? Or will you fail to recognize a gap — a deficiency — in a component of your overall security systems plan? Such a gap could expose your business and employees to regulatory enforcement action or even worse — to intrusion, theft, harm or other subversive activity. Passing a security inspection or audit should be an easy and straightforward process, provided that it is approached in an organized manner. The “5 Ps” adage — “proper planning prevents poor performance” — should be an organization’s background theme for the inspection. Furthermore, an added benefit is that the preparation and organizational activities you undertake ahead of time can help identify even the minor items that are often unforeseen gaps in your security plan. This article breaks down the security inspection…
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