IT-Security and its necessity
First, we wanted to pose an interesting question “Why is information security necessary?”. PC security, digital security or commonly known as IT security is the PC networks assurance from robbery or the harm to equipment, programming or data on them, and also from disturbance or confusion of the administrations they give.
It’s important to understand that we/humans as a species are not particularly trustworthy and also greedy. There are many people in the organisations and even governments across the world that would steal private information from you or your company for their own personal gain within the blink of an eye, if possible. This appears to be a natural trait of human beings in virtually all cultures and it’s important to note that if we were not like this, the quantity of time, money, and other resources that individuals, organisations, and governments are investing into protecting their information assets would be much less than what we witness today. Unfortunately, that is not the case and we are forced to protect our data from malicious attacks.
Information security is characterized by interactions with technology, computational capabilities are being embedded in a rapidly increasing number and variety of products anything from athletic house to kitchen appliances to implantable medical devices and what this does mean is that with every passing day computers are controlling and administering and making decisions about more and more aspects of our lives. What we can conclude from the situation is that we are becoming more and more dependent on this information. Community colleges are warning us every single day about this situation that has very important implications for our privacy and security. Technologies bring with it a great deal of new risks.
One of the major goals of Information Security is to find ways of mitigating these risks and to allow us to have our “cake” and eat it too. Although many people in the world of information privacy and security have one goal, find hackers, cyber terrorists or government-sponsored information we are scoping out much broader since there are other ways of compromising data. Technology fails for many different reasons and we must consider physical failures too. Even though we have advanced in many ways, most of our technology still relies on moving parts and failure of any of those parts can cause a wide array of information leaking. It is therefore important for managers and system administrators not only to expect that their physical devices will fail but also to develop plans for how to address those failures.
Six questions to protect your bits and bytes
- Do you secure your e-mails term against data loss or data espionage?
- Are your employees trained in proper handling of e-mails, social media and data-security?
- Does your staff use their business devices in private and / or their private devices for business?
- Do you have binding regulations for telephony over the Internet?
- Do you have specific provisions on which documents may be digitized?
- Do you have concrete regulations for outsourcing electronic data?
Can you really answer all questions with a resounding „Yes“?
In order to use the benefits of digitization and to control the related challenges, we offer our sensitization workshop „IT check for your safety“ in which we
- identify the sectors where a specific action is needed and
- develop emergency measures, which prepares your company and its employees against IT-risks an increases your companies digital security fast and safely
We also offer a variety of strategy consulting for IT compliance. As part of this consulting we will develop measures that will strengthen the IT security of your company in the long term.