Covid-19 has been dominating the headlines for months now, but it doesn’t change your need to get things done. Technology is a foundational part of that equation…especially in the life sciences. With travel and colocation restricted, our software security is more important than ever, which includes robust audits of your systems. The safety of your data depends on it, and regulations require it.
Governments all over the world are restricting travel and limiting access to essential activities, and health authorities are no different. However, FDA, MHRA, EMA and others will expect compliance to the fullest extent possible. Therefore, security audits are essential. You must be able to conduct an independent assessment of your organization’s internal policies, controls, and activities for compliance. This is true for both vendors and life sciences firms.
An effective remote security audit should accomplish three goals:
- Provide an objective and independent review of an organization’s policies, information systems, and controls.
- Provide reasonable assurance that appropriate and effective IT controls are in place.
- Provide audit recommendations for both corrective actions and improvement to controls.
This course will provide you with a roadmap for remote monitoring including best practices, established processes that can be done remotely, and health authority expectations.
At the completion of this session, you will be able to:
- Describe the components and basic requirements for creating a remote audit plan to support business and system considerations
- Identify key building blocks and critical requirements of a remote audit
- Identify critical security control points and assessing security
- Obtain information through documentation and resources
- Conduct audits in a layered fashion