Many organizations are spending their large amounts of money on IT because they want to recognize the tremendous benefits that IT can bring to their operations and services. However, they need to ensure that their IT systems are reliable, secure and not vulnerable to different types of computer attacks.
IT audit is important because it gives assurance that the IT systems are adequately protected, provide reliable information to users and properly managed to achieve their intended benefits.
Many users rely on IT without knowing how the computers work. A computer error could be repeated indefinitely, causing more extensive damage than a human mistake. IT audit could also help to reduce risks of data damage, data loss or leakage, service disruption, and poor management of IT systems.