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IT Infrastructure Audit for Compliance
March 12, 2019
The IT audit process refers to a thorough examination of the state of the information
technology department and processes to determine if the resources, behaviors, and activities
which produce the result are efficiently and effectively managed. The IT process audit is more
than just following the trail through department process from start to end product. It is a risk and
vulnerability audit detailing every aspect of the whole process. All processes yield results, and
therefore a process audit needs to be established to ensure that the results generated are as a
result of a process that is effectively managed (Hammer, 2007).
In a process audit, an effective process achieves the intended results as per the process
objectives. An effective process is one in which resources, behaviors, and activities are planned,
controlled and organized in such a manner that the resulting outputs serve the specified
objectives. The process audit puts a focus on the results and is the difference from procedures
audits which focuses on tasks (Hammer, 2007).
The company chosen for the completion of this assignment is Red Clay Renovations.
This is a renowned organization that specializes in renovation as well as rehabilitation of
residential dwellings. The firm specializes in improving the quality of homes using the smart
home as well as the Internet of Things application technologies maintaining correct architectural
characteristics in the renovations. These policies will then be provided for all the company
stakeholders for adoption. The implementation process may yield additional issues that were
uncalled for at the planning stage. The completion of the implementation plan is not a guarantee
for success. Many organizations face unforeseen issues after implementation and at times
become unable to handle the issues. The extra commitment and work that come with the
introducing of new operations and deviation from existing operations are always challenging.
Red clay organization must consider possible issues that may occur after technology
Improving the quality of homes using the smart home as well as the Internet of Things
application technologies may bring up issues which are not already covered in the planning
phases. This issue must be identified and handled before they affect the business. These issues
could come from any aspect of the system of the business itself. Various security issues have
been identified for the Red clay organization.
The audit details the results of the audit procedure conducted and gives the relating
summaries about the company’s requirements for the audit. The audi...