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Chapter 2. Low tech vulnerabilities > Internal auditors are your friends

Internal auditors are your friends

I have a lot of personal friends who were internal auditors for a variety of different sized companies. I suspect most of them would be very happy to hear me say that they are friends of the people who work in their respective companies. For most people, it isn't any fun being audited.
Just about everything I have mentioned in this chapter would make a good spot check audit point for an internal auditor. Someone on the good-guy side of the fence needs to check for these possible vulnerabilities and insure that the proper countermeasures are employed before they are exploited and become security incidents.
My experience with auditors over the years has been that things usually happen once they have made a suggestion for improving in a certain area of concern. Many of the larger corporations have information system auditors who have a primary responsibility for looking after the technical world within a corporation. That's a lot to keep up with. Most mid-sized corporations have internal auditors who have the information system responsibility in addition to the audit responsibility for everything else that needs to be audited. I believe that much of what I talk about in the following chapter regarding locks should also be something that is audited from time to time. This is especially true knowing that much of what I discuss in Chapter 3 has been well known to the good guys as well as the bad guys for years now (thanks to YouTube and security-related websites).

  

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