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Reduce your compliance overload and due diligence backlog with audit and assessment services


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Reduce your compliance overload and due diligence backlog with audit and assessment

With the increasing cyber security threat environment and regulatory attention on critical infrastructure resilience and privacy concerns, the necessity of adopting and adhering to multiple frameworks has become essential. 

Today’s complex business environment means that beyond internal controls, organisations are faced with having to ensure exposure to their entire IT provider supply chain is understood and addressed. This is increasingly important as organisations operate or store customer data beyond their own geographic regions.  

To confirm compliance and build digital trust, particularly in critical infrastructure industries, it is necessary to increase visibility of the internal and service provider supply chain cyber security control environment through a range of formal audit and assessment services against the relevant mandated Standards. Such assessments are also necessary to maintain vigilance over changing business and technical change, ensure vulnerabilities are managed and addressed, and can aid in building trust in your brand or service. 

  • At Avocado, we have the most innovative and globally cited framework assessment and assurance experts in the Australian market. 
  • We automate and optimise your approach to compliance across multiple requirements and provide an independent confirmation to build trust across your internal and external stakeholders. 

Our audit and assessment capabilities

Increase visibility of the internal and service provider supply chain cyber security control environment through formal audits and assessments against the relevant mandated Standards.

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Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) Assessment

What sets us apart

Supply chain risks must be managed as part of a holistic approach to cyber security. At Avocado we have a deep service offering that includes company due diligence, financial due diligence, service quality assessment, cyber security assessment, SOC 2 / ISO review, contract review. Our team are certified cyber consultants with 20+ years cyber security knowledge and domain knowledge in most of the critical industry sectors.

We can also provide implementation services for the above standards and assist with certification.  

  • Is your organisation undergoing digital transformation?
  • Are you involved in merger and acquisition activities?
  • Do you procure third-party software or IT services?
  • Do you operate within a complex supply chain or deals with suppliers operating in high-risk environments?
  • Does your organisation have contracts with government departments?

These are some signs your organisation needs a Third Party Risk Management Assessment. Find more information about TPRM


Our approach to audit and assessment

A third-party risk and cyber security assessment should be conducted for all suppliers and Software-as-a-service procured. For digital leaders, distributed organisations, and organisations moving to the cloud,  the workload may be unmanageable, requiring external help and tools. Avocado relieves this burden, giving you the full picture of your comprehensive assessment, thoroughly examining the supplier’s security practices and capabilities – and your risks to them.

Our team works with you to help understand your vulnerabilities – empowering you with actionable insights and recommendations to strengthen their security posture and mitigate risks associated with third-party engagements.

 Key Benefits

Our Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) Assessment helps to:

  • Reduce the backlog of unmanaged risks – We help free up struggling inhouse teams so they can focus on strategic cyber priorities.
  • Access us when you need us and avoid resource waste – We offer a high-volume, low-cost burst capability or a fixed price assessment for ongoing due diligence.
  • Move away from generic assessments that can take months to complete – Avocado partner directly with customer experience teams to provide a turnkey service with minimal cyber team review required.
  • Leading technology and industry experts – Our team are certified cyber consultants. Assess all your suppliers and have confidence your assessments are robust.
  • Full-service cyber advisory – Avocado can help you manage your risks associated with your report outcomes.
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Audit and Assessment

What sets us apart

We provide one of the largest ranges of ISO and industry standards-based audit and assessment services – with multiple lead auditors across cyber security, credit card processing, risk management, business continuity management, and quality management: 

  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
  • ISAE 3402 (SOC Report) Auditor
  • ISO 31000 Lead Auditor
  • ISO 22301 Lead Auditor
  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

We can also provide implementation services for the above standards and assist with certification.  


Our approach to audit and assessment

Our audit and assessment service can help you gain an independent understanding of your organisation’s cyber security control strengths and weaknesses, identify potential risks, and understand compliance with relevant standards and regulations. We work with you to plan the engagement, set scope and objectives, and the conduct the audit in line with the applicable IIA, IAASB, ISO or PCI-DSS methodology (including customised approach). 

 Key Benefits

Our independent audit can help to:

  • Obtain compliance with multiple requirements
  • Build confidence within your leadership, customers, and other stakeholders.
  • Obtain a reality check of the effectiveness of existing controls.
  • Increase organisational understanding of the value of improvement.
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Service, Supplier & Asset Assessments

What sets us apart

Many of our assessors sit on local, national, and international governing bodies for their respective disciplines. We are framework and assessment innovators and have multiple resources with each of the following certifications:

  • CISM
  • CISA
  • QSA
  • ISO 27001 LA
  • ISO 27001 LI
  • ISO 31000 LA
  • ISO 22301 LA
  • ITILv4
  • MCSE
  • CPA

Key Benefits

Our assessment services can help you:

  • understand cyber security posture and those of your third parties.
  • identify vulnerabilities, determine potential risks, and prioritise improvements.
  • make decisions about working with a third party

Our approach

We provide end–to–end IT governance, applications, IT service management, IT risk, third-party, and cyber security assessment services including:

  • ISO 27001
  • ISAE 3402 (SOC Report)
  • Essential 8
  • FedRAMP
  • NIST 800-53 / NIST 800-171
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • CPS234
  • ISO 9001

We can also provide high volume, fixed price third party risk assessments as well as high frequency / continuous control monitoring and control analytics.


Confirm your cyber compliance and build digital trust

Let our innovative and globally cited framework assessment and assurance experts automate, monitor and optimise your approach.


Avocado’s cyber security services

Avocado’s Security Practice offers end-to-end cyber security governance advisory, audit and assurance, risk quantification, architecture, cyber security testing, through to implementation of leading technology solutions and continuous optimisation through our cyber managed service.

Cyber Strategy and Architecture

Define and demonstrate your cyber risk value proposition with services including CISO as a service, Advisory Board and Cyber Architecture

Cyber Security Testing

Discover your exposure to internal and external threats with penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, and application security. 

Cyber Risk Optimisation

Demonstrate your cyber security return on investment with our risk quantification and buy down services.

Cyber Resilience Uplift

Deliver cyber security with certainty with cyber operating model services, Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and cyber program design, delivery and oversight. 

Security solutions

Our security solutions provide cyber resilience certainty by allowing you to monitor and respond to threat activity across the end-to-end attack chain. Learn how we implement and manage leading cyber security solutions, including endpoint and identity protection, and enhanced instrumentation such as SEIM and SOAR.

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