Cloud Security FAQs
How much does a cloud security audit cost?
Pricing for a cloud security audit depends on scoping factors, including what type of cloud you use, which cloud provider you use, how complex your cloud environment is, physical locations, third parties, and audit frequency.
How long does a cloud security audit take to complete?
The average cloud security audit, using KirkpatrickPrice’s process, is completed in 12 weeks. The engagement begins with scoping procedures, then moves into an onsite visit, evidence review, report writing, and concludes with the report delivery. This timeline is extended when a gap analysis must be performed or when remediation takes longer than expected.
How often does a cloud security audit need to be performed?
Industry standard is to schedule a cloud audit to be performed annually or when significant changes are made that will impact the cloud environment. This could be critical controls changing, adding services to the cloud, adding large data sets to the cloud, or new team members.
Who is involved in a cloud security audit?
Our Information Security Auditors are required to maintain communication with management and those charged with governance. Other team members involved in the audit could come from anywhere in your organization, ranging from IT to development to compliance officers – anyone with the appropriate responsibilities for and knowledge of the matters concerned in the audit.