What is audit?

The audit is a method to validate assumptions, processes, and expected behavior. Typically an audit helps to test how well a policy is implemented and if procedures are followed. A technical audit can be used to test systems and applications against a preferred configuration or standard.

See technical audit for more details.

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Tool categories

There are 2 tool collections available that cover audit:

Security tools

The following security tools are linked to audit and are worth investigating.

  • Lynis (security scanner and compliance auditing tool)
  • Nix Auditor (system auditing tools)
  • Tiger (local security scanner)
  • YASAT (local security scanner)
  • Zeus (AWS auditing and hardening tool)
  • otseca (system information gathering tool)