Structured Security Program
What is a Structured Security Program?
When people talk about security, they generally talk about Anti-Virus, Firewalls and strong passwords. While these are all integral parts of a good security program, they are just part of the overall picture. A Structured Security Program is the process of incorporating all areas of security into a company wide practice.
A Structured Security Program will secure user access to company resources, protect data from outsiders, provide a layered approach to perimeter and core firewall defenses and educate users of the potential risks that they can face on a daily basis. A well informed organization is a well prepared and secured organization.
- No bad PR to respond to
- Lower liability to your customers
- Fewer outbreaks of worms, viruses, and malware resulting in less system damage, repair, replacement, and downtime
- Security streamlines and clearly defines roles and responsibilities making information flow more quickly through an organization.
- Security provides checks and balances that reduce internal risks and thus save money.
- Security reduces the business impacts of change.
- Anti-Virus software has clear cut cost savings in its reduction of needed interventions by IT personnel.
- Data Loss Prevention software clearly enhances control of data for legal processes, manages information and backup/recovery of that data into single repositories, and enforces where that data goes which can protect intellectual property.
- Encryption reduces costs by reducing the risks, and therefore costs, associated with a data breach and enables collaboration with third parties which is sometimes a forgotten benefit.