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The new application will enable organizations to plan, manage and conduct ongoing and future audits.

 SureCloud, a supplier of Cloud-based Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions and security services, today announced the launch of its Audit Manager application that will enable organizations to plan, manage and track their audit obligations and findings from a centralized platform. The new application integrates with SureCloud’s Risk Manager and Compliance Manager Applications extending and enhancing its core suite of GRC solutions. It is also ideal for managing Audits for the ISO 27001/2 clauses and controls when combined with SureCloud’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) suite.

 

Audit Manager enables businesses to scope out the audit universe across the overall organization and on a business unit and/or department basis. Maintain an overview of past, active and future audit plans, scheduling and assigning resources in good time to notify the business of pending visits. Scope the Terms of Reference against live operational controls and risks, control sets from various standards and/or previous audit findings. Undertake and evidence test samples by attaching images and documentation directly to the work paper. Submit findings and recommendations directly to management and receive their response and associated actions in turn. Monitor actions as they are updated and completed by management, following up in future audits for any findings not addressed in a timely manner.

 

Key features include:

  • Logging of all audits and actions taken building a centralized audit trail that can be used for external audit purposes
  • Audit Manager provides key recommendations for enabling managers to formally respond to and for remediating actions to be assigned and executed by a named individual.
  • All actions taken by management logged and tasks assigned accordingly.
  • Enables organizations to forward plan required resources for audits and teams to be built accordingly.

 

“Organizations face an ever-growing audit burden that is increasingly difficult to implement, execute and evidence to ensure they meet their regulatory requirements and ascribed standards,” commented Oliver Vistisen, GRC Product Director at SureCloud. “Audit Manager addresses these challenges, providing a cloud solution that enables organizations to effectively manage and execute on their audit plans whilst providing centralized visibility of the audit universe. This will ultimately further improve organizations overall GRC posture, particularly when integrated with SureCloud’s Risk and Compliance Manager solutions.”

 

About SureCloud

Since 2006 SureCloud’s security testing and assurance services have helped organizations secure their information assets, systems, and data. Services include network and application penetration testing, physical security and social engineering, design and architecture review, information security consulting, a range of managed and bespoke services.

All SureCloud Services are underpinned by the SureCloud Platform – an innovative, cloud-based system allowing stakeholders to collaborate and manage services from test commencement through to post-test support. In addition, SureCloud helps to automate IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) processes, such as Compliance Audits, Risk Assessments, Incident Management, Policy Compliance and Third Party Supplier Management programmes. SureCloud is headquartered in Mayfair, London, with more than 400 UK customers from the Retail, Legal, Travel, Financial Services, and Government sectors.

 

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