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The data center is the heart and storehouse for the enterprise. Without it, enterprise use of technology will cease to function. In order to protect the data center against all manner of threats, IT must audit current practices.

This data center security audit tool will help to identify security strengths and weaknesses in order to increase data center reliability. The seven essential worksheets in the Excel-based audit tool include:

  • A business impact analysis.
  • Criteria weightings.
  • A vulnerability questionnaire.
  • A risk probability assessment (with separate downloadable guide).
  • A business risk quotient calculator.
  • Audit results.
  • Final report.

Protecting the data center from service interruptions is of paramount importance. Apply this audit tool immediately to assess risks and prevent downtime.


This downloadable tool is associated with the research note, " A Toolset to Assess Data Center Risk."

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Search Code: 8384
Published: September 18, 2006
Last Revised: September 18, 2006


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