Re: 5 Signs You'll Face A Software Audit
These are great tips to be mindful of if you're weary of a software audit. It may be fun to paint vendors as malicious folks out to bust you for the smallest mistake, but the truth is that they're just doing their jobs and trying to plug up cost sinks the same way we are. This list helps to show why - of course you'd want to keep an eye on a big company using your product or service while they're going through a merger. Something good (or bad) might come out of it for you! There's also legal compliance to factor in - they can't always just look the other way, even if they want to. As Li Tan pointed out, we ought to think of audits as a fact of life.
Come to think of it, this list could kind of serve as a template for how to avoid many unfavorable situations, couldn't it? If your chief officer of anything leaves, you should be on the lookout for trouble in that area (chief security officer(s) spring to mind first). 'Going through a merger is pretty much a catchall for potential headaches. The tip about not buying software works for this too - if you're doing more of 'X' that requires 'Y' but not finding yourself with that much 'Y', keep your eyes open for something you may have missed. For example, if you're not finding that bad training is causing people to fall for social engineering attacks, it might be because you're not noticing them. I think I'll commit this list to memory.