Security and Your Business
Your computer systems and the data they contain are one of your most valuable business assets. It’s built on a sizable investment you’ve made in time and money. And your assets are at risk.
The reality is that you’re computer systems and data are under a constant threat:
- The pool of employees, customers, and partners accessing your information systems changes constantly, which increases your vulnerability to security breaches.
- IT security threats from inside and outside your network evolve constantly.
- Competition and innovation are driving technology at a frenetic pace and well-tested security is sacrificed.
- Hijacking your computers and kidnapping your data is now an established and profitable business model.
About IT Security
Information Security means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction.
While the term “computer security” may focus on ensuring the availability and correct operation of a computer system without concern for the information stored or processed by the computer, in most cases, IT security focuses on data, networks and systems and has three primary goals – your CIA.
Businesses amass a great deal of information. Most of this information is now collected, processed, and stored on computers and transmitted across networks. In some cases, protecting this information is a legal requirement and in others, it is necessary to be compliant with industry standards and government regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, and more.
IT Security Action Plan
- Face the facts.
- Perform a regular security audit.
- Write and/or update security policies that address your needs around you CIA and compliance need.
- Implement technology to enforce your policies.
- Write and/or update a security incident response plan.
- Provide ongoing security training.
- Review your insurance needs.
- Go to step #1 and repeat regularly.