What kinds of policies and procedures do you have in place to minimize risk? Although most organizations take steps to implement hardware and software-based security measures, these are not always well documented or may not expand to other areas of the business (e.g., physical areas such as locking server rooms, hardware encryption policies). Performing a comprehensive security controls audit helps prepare your organization to both avoid and respond to security issues in a coordinated, consistent way.
Having security controls policies and procedures in place sets standards that govern how information is protected in physical and digital environments. Security controls provide a framework for determining who has access to what (and under what conditions), which is important for businesses of any size. In the event of an emergency, having proper security controls and disaster recovery measures in place allows organizations to act quickly instead of spending time debating how to proceed.