IT Infrastructure Audit Checklist

Use the IT Infrastructure Audit Checklist to evaluate your organization's hardware and software assets' current state, pinpointing required enhancements.

IT Infrastructure Audit Checklist



Inventory Management

1. Has a detailed inventory of all physical devices been created?


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2. Are model numbers, serial numbers, and locations for future reference recorded?


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3. Have the conditions of each device been assessed, and any physical damage or wear noted?


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Performance Metrics

1. Have performance metrics been evaluated for each hardware component against manufacturer specifications and industry benchmarks?


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2. Have diagnostic tools been used to measure processing speed, memory usage, storage capacity, and network throughput?


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Maintenance Records

1. Has the maintenance history for each piece of hardware been reviewed to determine regularity and thoroughness?


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2. Have maintenance logs been updated with recent servicing, repairs, or upgrades?


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3. Are future maintenance activities scheduled to avoid lapses or falling out of sync with manufacturer recommendations?


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Upgrade Needs

1. Has a comparison been made between current hardware capabilities and operational requirements to identify components needing upgrades?


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2. Have documentation that is approaching the end of its life cycle or is no longer supported by the manufacturer done?


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3. Have plans for budget allocations toward hardware enhancements or replacements been prepared?


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Licencing Compliance

1. Has a list of all software applications in use across the organization been compiled?


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2. Have all software applications been verified to be properly licensed with a valid number of user licenses?


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3. Have purchase orders, licenses, and renewal dates been updated in the record?


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Version Control

1. Have version numbers of all software been checked against the latest releases from vendors?


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2. Is all software up-to-date with the latest features and security patches applied?


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Usage Review

1. Has software usage within the organization been monitored and documented?


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2. Have any applications that are underutilized which could be candidates for decommissioning to save resources identified?


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Security Measures

1. Have security measures, including antivirus, antimalware, and firewalls, been confirmed to be activated and up-to-date?


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2. Have security settings been reviewed to ensure compliance with the organization's security policy?


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3. Have vulnerability scans been conducted to detect potential software security weaknesses?


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Configuration Management

1. Has the current network setup, including configurations for routers, switches, and firewalls, been documented for configuration management?


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2. Are network device configurations regularly backed up?


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3. Do network configurations adhere to industry best practices for security and performance?


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4. Has the current data load on the network been assessed to ensure there are no bottlenecks?


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5. Has the future network load been predicted based on business growth projections, and necessary upgrades planned?


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Connectivity Tests

1. Are regular tests performed to check for consistent and reliable network connectivity?


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2. Have network monitoring tools been used to track latency, packet loss, and jitter?


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3. Have any recurrent connectivity issues been identified and troubleshooted to avoid future disruptions?


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Security Protocols

1. Has the effectiveness of network security measures, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and encryption protocols, been reviewed and validated?


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2. Have penetration tests been conducted to evaluate the strength of the network against potential attacks?


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3. Have security protocols been updated in accordance with new threats and vulnerabilities as they emerge?


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Data Inventory

1. Has a catalog of all data sources, storage locations, and repositories been created for data inventory?


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2. Has data been classified based on sensitivity and importance to business operations?


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3. Is all critical data accounted for and stored securely?


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Backup Verification

1. Have data backups been verified for regularity and compliance with the data recovery plan?


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2. Have data backups been tested to confirm effective restoration within necessary timeframes?


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Access Controls

1. Have access controls been checked to ensure only authorized personnel can access sensitive data?


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2. Have user access rights been reviewed to align with job roles and responsibilities?


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3. Have accounts of offboarded users been cleared?


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Security Audits

1. Have regular security audits been conducted to identify potential vulnerabilities in data management processes?


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2. Have identified risks addressed promptly to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of your data?


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Plan Review

1. Has the current disaster recovery plan been examined to ensure it addresses all critical systems and processes?


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2. Has the disaster recovery plan been updated to reflect changes in IT infrastructure or business operations since the last review?


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3. Does the plan include clear roles and responsibilities for staff during and after a disaster?


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Simulation Tests

1. Have simulated disaster scenarios been conducted to test the effectiveness of the disaster recovery procedures?


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2. Have the results of simulation tests been analyzed to identify weaknesses or areas for improvement in the disaster recovery plan?


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Recovery Point Objectives

1. Have recovery point objectives been reviewed to ensure they meet business requirements for data recovery?


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2. Is the current backup frequency sufficient to achieve recovery point objectives?


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3. Have adjustments to your data backup processes been made if necessary to align with these objectives?


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Recovery Time Objectives

1. Have recovery time objectives been assessed to ensure they are realistic and meet the business's tolerance for downtime?


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2. Have actual recovery times in simulation tests been evaluated against recovery time objectives?


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3. Are solutions being worked on to reduce recovery times if they exceed recovery time objectives?


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Support Ticket Analysis

1. Has an analysis of IT support tickets been conducted to identify common issues or areas where users frequently encounter problems?


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2. Have measures been implemented to reduce the occurrence of common issues?


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Training Programs

1. Have user training programs related to IT systems and software been evaluated for availability and effectiveness?


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2. Are training materials up-to-date and accessible to all relevant staff?


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3. Is participation and feedback from users being monitored to continually improve training offerings?


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User Feedback

1. Is user feedback being solicited and compiled regarding their experience with the IT infrastructure and support services?


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2. Are trends in user feedback being identified that could indicate larger systemic issues or areas for improvement?


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Regulatory Checklist

1. Has an up-to-date checklist of all relevant regulations and compliance requirements in the industry been maintained for regulatory compliance?


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2. Are regular reviews being performed to ensure that all systems and processes meet these regulations?


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3. Are meticulous records of compliance activities being kept in preparation for audits by regulatory bodies?


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Documentation Review

1. Has a review confirmed that all required documentation, such as policies, procedures, and compliance reports, is complete, up-to-date, and stored securely?


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2. Is documentation easily accessible to authorized personnel, especially in the event of an audit?


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3. Is documentation being regularly updated to reflect any changes in regulations or business operations?


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Policy Enforcement

1. Have checks been made to verify that IT policies, including those related to data protection, acceptable use, and security, are being actively enforced?


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2. Are internal audits conducted to ensure adherence to these policies?


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3. Are regular policy training and updates being provided for the team?


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