Information systems security, more commonly referred to as INFOSEC, refers to the processes and methodologies involved with keeping information confidential, available, and assuring its integrity. It also refers to: Access controls, which prevent unauthorized personnel from entering or accessing a system.
When not managed properly, change can have a negative impact on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. Untested or unplanned changes could introduce vulnerabilities that, when exploited, lead to a breach. The changes could also introduce bugs that may compromise the integrity of information. The discovery of any of these kinds of issues after-the-fact often requires unplanned outages to resolve, which has a negative impact on availability.
Information Security Management (ISM) ensures confidentiality, authenticity, non-repudiation, integrity, and availability of organization data and IT services. It also ensures reasonable use of organization’s information resources and appropriate management of information security risks.
Does cyber security concern you? You may think not, but think twice! How secure is your data? Has the company you’ve been working for ever been hacked? Do you use public Wi-Fi? Have you backed up your data? Are you familiar with encryption? How much do you value уour data and respectively, yourself?
Cybersecurity is a trending topic right now across industries, and for apparent reasons. With increased cybercrimes cases including data breach that exposes everything from client’s login credentials to credit card details to personal health records, customers need to be aware of data security measures and how to protect themselves against cyber crimes. The good news is that there are many ways individuals can take to keep their data safe from malicious criminals. Implementing several layers of data security reduces the risk of your data being compromised. It’s also important to educate yourself on what to do in case there is a security breach, and your personal data is exposed to hackers.
Most people are starting to realize that there are only two different types of companies in the world: those that have been breached and know it and those that have been breached and don’t know it. Therefore, prevention is not sufficient and you’re going to have to invest in detection because you’re going to want to know what system has been breached as fast as humanly possible so that you can contain and remediate.
What we should actually be doing is thinking about what are our key controls that will mitigate the risks. How do we have those funneled and controlled through the team that we have, how do we work through that in a well formatted, formulated process and pay attention to those controls we have chosen? Not a continual, add more, add more, add more.
The first step in securing our cyber future is education, and that means everything from educating individuals to companies to the next generation of IT professionals.