Be confident that your suppliers are complying with their contractual and legal and regulatory obligations.
Highlight Trends Across Suppliers
Identify broad issues with how the suppliers have been commercially engaged and are operating.
Validate Effectiveness of Controls
Assess the effectiveness of the controls your organisation has implemented to mitigate risk.
A Cyber Security Foundation
An audit is integral to an organisation’s wider risk appreciation and management and supports wider cyber security initiatives.
Key Challenges Addressed
For many organisations, it is challenging to find suitably accredited and experienced consultants to conduct a cyber security audit.
Given that completing an assessment is fundamental to their wider risk appreciation and management, this can prohibit them from understanding the specific challenges they face and mitigating them promptly.
For organisations looking to increase cyber resilience, understanding these threats, vulnerabilities and other weaknesses helps them build the appropriate capabilities and put the correct security policies in place.
Moreover, being unable to complete an audit prevents organisations from assessing the effectiveness of the controls they have in place to mitigate cyber risk and thereby demonstrating the tangible returns on investment they provide.
In many sectors, it is also a legal requirement to perform an audit with a specific auditor and a lack of experience in completing this process can make it harder to comply with relevant regulations.
How it Works
Bridewell provides a comprehensive service that addresses all, or a selection of, the following elements
- Security Standards & Policy
- Security Controls Information
- Security Management System
- Physical Security
Beyond established frameworks, audits can be assessed against proprietary policies and standards developed by the client. Where required, Bridewell can also initially perform a high-level assessment and overview that highlights areas requiring more in-depth investigation.
This allows organisations to make informed choices as to which third-party providers need a more in-depth, on-site visit and review.
Bridewell also provides assessments and reviews of organisations’ cryptography solutions, focusing on the cryptographic hardware or software and the associated cryptographic key management. This specialised audit and review can be conducted for financial institutions, payment card producers and retailers who rely on e-commerce.
In addition to these services, many of our clients utilise Bridewell consultants to augment their teams, particularly when demand is high or there are national programmes due to take place across highly regulated environments.
The audit will cover all aspects of the organisation's operations and activities. This will include an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the organisation's internal controls, risk management processes, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The audit will also assess the organisation's financial statements and assess the reasonableness of the accounting estimates and judgments made by management. In addition, it will evaluate the effectiveness of the organization's management in carrying out their responsibilities.
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