Pre-Audit Checklist

Note: A professional audit firm or independent auditor will usually convey their own expectations for starting the audit and provide a checklist.

Creating a detailed audit checklist is crucial for preparing a project for a security audit. This checklist should encompass:

  • Codebase Review: Ensure all code is final and includes comments for clarity.
  • Documentation: Gather all relevant documentation, including system architecture, user guides, and inline code comments.
  • Previous Audits: Compile reports and responses to previous audits, if any.
  • Scope Definition: Clearly define the audit scope, including specific functionalities and components to be reviewed.
  • Known Issues: List any known vulnerabilities or concerns.
  • Deployment Details: Include information on network configurations, deployment procedures, and environment setups.
  • Third-Party Contracts: Document any dependencies on third-party contracts or libraries.
  • Security Practices: Outline the security measures already in place.
  • Contact Points: Establish clear points of contact for the audit team.

This checklist serves as a foundation for a thorough and effective security audit, ensuring all necessary information is accessible and organized.