AuditArmor® Audit Defense

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Need expert representation to defend your organization in a security compliance audit?

Make Assura your defense team.

Audits are one of the ways regulators make sure organizations are adhering to security standards that have been put in place. Often they’re specific to your industry and can be complicated if you’re unaware of the process or what auditors specifically want from your organization. How you respond matters because mistakes can lead to repeat findings and escalated issues. The best way to handle an audit is to partner with experts who know how to navigate the inquiry to move through the process as quickly and painlessly as possible. Assura can be that partner for your organization. Our expert consultants are certified auditors, so we know exactly how to respond to questions or requests every step of the way.

What can Assura’s AuditArmor® Audit Defense do for you?

  • Provides an expert acting as your “audit attorney” working on your behalf
  • Does all of the pre-audit preparation for you
  • Participates in the entrance and conferences
  • Handles communications with auditors
  • Prepares responses for you that address cybersecurity audit questions
  • Works with internal audit points-of-contact to coordinate consistent responses
  • Collects and tracks data exchanges between your organization and the auditors
  • Provides timely responses to auditor questions and issues to keep the audit moving forward
  • Prevents audit scope creep
  • Ensures reasonableness
  • Negotiates findings and comments
  • Prepares official responses, letters, and remediation plans

Compliance and security for any industry.

Guaranteed compliance with the following standards and regulations.






CMMC (RPO) Registered provider organization




ISO 27001/27002

ISO 31000


IRS 1075


NIST SP 800-53

NIST SP 800-37

NIST SP 800-171




SSAE-18/SOC 2 & SOC for Cybersecurity

State-level data breach reporting and cyber security standards and data protection laws

If you get audited, Assura has you covered. Our AuditArmor® Audit Defense Guarantee means that we guarantee our work to be compliant with the identified cybersecurity frameworks and regulatory requirements (unless waived by you). We defend our work at no additional cost. Yes, we’re serious. And yes, we’re that confident in the quality of our work. We have you covered from entrance conference to exit conference and will work with your auditor or regulator to defend our work. On the off chance that a change needs to be made to the deliverable, we’ll do that for free. It’s that simple.

How we’ve helped to protect industries like yours.

Protecting a university’s network against both hackers and a student workforce.

A university approached Assura with a unique challenge that most other organizations don’t have. Because they employ students to help run various aspects of the school, they needed a way to ensure these work-study employees didn’t accidentally put the university’s data at risk.

Helping a Virginia municipality discover a dangerous backdoor.

With attacks on municipalities on the rise, a midsized county in Virginia knew it needed to improve its cybersecurity posture. The problem was they were not sure where to begin. So they enlisted our services to help them determine their strengths and vulnerabilities.

An IT team of one quickly takes control of 400 vulnerabilities.

Organizations are inundated with hundreds of thousands of vulnerabilities every year. After years of experience, we know most organizations can only patch about 1 in 10 (10%) vulnerabilities discovered in their environment based on resource capacity.