We live in a globalized and competitive world in which companies face new challenges daily. For this cause, it is progressively vital to manage the security of information in the Company and thus avoid the loss of its most valuable asset today: data.
Why is it important to dedicate resources to information security in the Company?
Both the Information Security Management Systems and the work networks of any organization are constantly affected by security threats, cyber-attacks and computer fraud.
Besides, they continually face sabotage or viruses with the consequent risk of deletion and loss of information.
The key is for the organization to invest resources in applying tools that improve security.
What must be taken into account to manage information security?
Regarding information security, some of the fundamental aspects that must be analyzed and measured are:
- Data availability
- The confidentiality of documents
- The integrity of the information
It is essential to have each project monitored. The first thing is to have a system that focuses on the processes, storage and network connections of our Company through commercial software, free software or proprietary technology.
Once the monitoring software has been chosen, the next step is to establish an incident resolution protocol.
Also, through this software, you can access the state of computer systems, detect the origin of incidents, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes or configure different alarms.
How can incidents be minimized?
Drawing up an inventory of assets, in which all the information available to the Company is identified and located.
The Company must establish a series of parameters to avoid possible failures:
- Prevent unauthorized people from accessing the information.
- Avoid that the information is not complete and correct.
- Prevent information from being available at all times.
- Analyzing the risks that the Company may face and establishing a protocol to face those risks.
- Establishing controls to avoid or minimize future security problems.
- Manage information security with guarantees.
A possible solution for information security management is to transfer the risks to a company specialized in managing these services.
The provider must meet the following parameters:
The Company must be able to configure, manage and maintain the client’s infrastructures.
The client’s infrastructures must be monitored 24/7 since, if at any time there is a security attack, they must respond as soon as possible.
The Company must resolve incidents that may arise, offsite or onsite.
Reports must be submitted that reflects the quality of the service provided and that propose continuous improvements.
Finally, note that in most organizations, the fundamental importance is not given to how to manage information security until an incident occurs. Therefore, it is advisable to anticipate and entrust the management of information security to a specialist in the sector.