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From diligence to integration: How software audits inform post-close M&A strategies

Software due diligence is an all-important aspect of any merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction, and in the tech M&A world, a target’s software assets are a significant part of the valuation. This due diligence process should identify a target company’s open source license obligations, application security and code quality risks, and the organization, processes, and practices that compose the software development life cycle.


How To Conduct An Azure Security Audit: The Actionable Guide

Over 56% of organizations globally use Microsoft Azure for their cloud services owing to its convenience, cost-effectiveness, and scalability. It is vital to secure your Azure environment against the backdrop of an ever-evolving threat landscape. Otherwise, your database and digital assets can leak sensitive data. And one way to do it is through Azure security audits.


5 Reasons Why You Should Conduct Regular Cybersecurity Audits

Cyber threats are growing more sophisticated, covert, and frequent every day. This year alone has seen the likes of T-Mobile and PharMerica suffering serious security breaches. These incidents disrupted operations and threatened their bottom lines, not to mention the lingering aftereffects and negative brand perception in the eyes of their customers.


How to Prepare for a PCI DSS Audit: 7 Key Steps You Should Follow

In the modern world, where financial transactions are increasingly conducted online, ensuring the security of sensitive financial information has become paramount. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) guides businesses worldwide towards the secure handling of payment card data. Compliance with PCI DSS not only protects your customers from potential data leaks but also safeguards your organization’s reputation and credibility.


What to expect when you're expecting a cybersecurity audit for compliance

What to expect when you’re expecting a cybersecurity audit for compliance A cybersecurity audit is a structured evaluation or assessment conducted to determine an organization's level of compliance with relevant cybersecurity regulations, industry standards and internal policies. Read on to learn what an audit is looking for, the challenges of an audit, how to prepare for one, and the tools that can help your organization get ready.


What Are the Types of Audit Evidence?

The collection and evaluation of audit evidence plays an important role in assessing an organization’s compliance with established standards. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) serves as a guiding force, establishing methods that auditors should use to carry out their duties effectively. As auditors start their examination, they first collect and analyze various types of audit evidence, each serving as a piece of the puzzle that forms the auditor’s report.


Audit and Compliance with Calico

In this blog post, I will be talking about audit and compliance and how to implement it with Calico. Most IT organizations are asked to meet some standard of compliance, whether internal or industry-specific. However organizations are not always provided with the guidance to implement it. Furthermore, when guidance has been provided, it is usually applicable to a more traditional and static environment and doesn’t address the dynamic nature of Kubernetes.


What is Continuous Auditing?

Many security and compliance professionals hear the term “continuous monitoring” as part of their information security process, and have a good grasp of the term’s meaning – but “continuous auditing” may feel redundant or confusing. That’s unfortunate. Understanding how continuous auditing fits into a security-first approach to cybersecurity helps both to protect the integrity of your data and to prove the strength of your controls work.


6 Benefits of Internal Auditing

Regular, comprehensive audits keep organizations on track. Audits come in all shapes and sizes, too: internal and external audits; audits of finance, audits of data, audits of operations. As a business owner, whether for a large enterprise or a small business, you want to assure that your stakeholders can trust your business operations and that your finances are in order. Internal audits are a great way to reinforce that trust and credibility.