The rapid development of the information society and the Internet creates new threats in our lives and makes us wonder why we need information security.
Paradox! Millions of people use computers, know about the existence of viruses, hacker attacks and identity theft. And yet, they do not understand how to protect themselves from their actions. Therefore, the question arises: how can a leader not drown in the ocean of existing cyber threats, protect data, potential projects and business finances.
The concepts and goals of ensuring the information security of the company
In the context of convergence of the physical and virtual worlds, you need to have a clear understanding of the basic concepts and determine the purpose of the company’s information security.
Provides data protection from unauthorized access to viewing, theft, modification and destruction of information by intruders.
Purpose of information security
To minimize losses in case of violation of the requirements of integrity, confidentiality and availability.
Ways to provide security in the company
To effectively provide security, companies use the following protection facilities:
- Physical means of protection – external security and supervision of the territory of the object
- Hardware protection means – specialized electronic, electromechanical and automated devices
- Protection software – specialized software. They are the most popular means of protecting information
Statistics of the main sources of information leaks in companies
Leakage channel graph. Data provided by the InfoWatch Analytics Center.
Duties of the security service
The company’s information security specialists are required to:
- Ensure complete protection of business information (strict admission regime to the building, vigilance of security guards, involvement of all possible means of protection)
- Prevent and detect hacks and theft of commercial information of the company
- Predict the risks that may occur during a breach of company data
In September 2016, Promon researchers showed a remote hacking of Tesla Model S P85 and Model 75D by attacking an Android application. Experts have proved that criminals, having access to the official Tesla application, can find out the victim’s names and passwords and then remotely control the electric car – start the engine without a key, open the door, track the vehicle.
Company’s information protection
Company information security software is a popular tool for ensuring company information security. This is due to their availability, versatility, ease of implementation and the possibility of revision for a specific organization or individual user.
InspectSystem registers data about documents, programs and applications with which an employee works on his PC. The amount of time spent working in these programs is displayed in convenient reporting with the ability to search and filter. Saving screenshots of the PC screen allows the manager to accurately determine what the employee is doing in the workplace.
For example, if a manager sees that an employee is actively using the Internet browser, visiting sites to search for work, it is worth taking a closer look at him. You should find out the reasons for leaving, discuss the possibility of continuing cooperation. You can also assess and minimize the company’s possible risks in connection with the departure of such a specialist.