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10 Best Practices for Reducing the Stress of IT Audits

Stress-free IT audits? Impossible, you say? An oxymoron? Well, consider this: there are proven ways to limit the time, effort, and cost impact of preparing for and undergoing IT audits, especially recurring audits, without taking your company private. While IT audits performed by external auditors are typically not trivial, there are significant ways to reduce the stress they induce. And for internal audits, organizations have even more options. This paper presents 10 best practices that can greatly reduce or even eliminate the angst so commonly associated with IT audits.