Many organizations use a bottom
up approach to security. By implementing
firewalls, passwords, anti-virus protection, and
backups. Without fully knowing the value of
their data, security systems may not be properly
aligned with the needs of the organization.
Your data is at risk to many types of
threats particularly information
confidentiality, availability, and integrity.
Imagine the costs involved if user departments
had to recreate all data because the corrupted
data was not recoverable. Insurance might
help off-set some of the direct costs, but your
organization will face many indirect costs, not
a failure to deliver products and services in a
timely manner, but also the damage to your
organizationís image and reputation.
By properly determining the value of
organizations implement a top down approach to
security that provides the following benefits:
Security is aligned with the
needs of the organization
Management support ensures that security is
Security dollars are allocated to the areas that benefit the organization
The organization is better
prepared to implement the necessary controls
All it takes is one security
breach to compromise your data.
security audits help organizations identify,
manage, and reduce their risks by ensuring the
proper security controls are in place.
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