It is very important to implement effective information security programs and strategies in the organization to keep the company’s most valuable assets safe. In the present day even internal employee emails have become a target by external hackers. So the traditional security models works no longer for the organizations and there is a need for every organization to bring a change in their security program fight against both the external hackers and threats that arise with new technologies with in the organization. Using an integrated security approach organizations can focus on trust rather than paranoia.
Here are the few important steps to improve the data security in an organization:
Identify Real Risks:
First step is to estimate the level of organization’s risk and also identify the important information, applications and the persons accessing it. Assess the threats and according to that develop predictive models.
Protect Important Data:
It is important to focus on business drivers and high value data. Improve processes, make use of emerging threat management by balancing fundamentals, and establish access control models.
Optimize Security Investments:
It is important to align all aspects of security with the business and it is better to spend optimally on the security and if it is necessary consider outsourcing for business performance.
Reach beyond compliance:
Make security a board level priority in the business operations and let the security drive the compliance, accept manageable risks that improve performance, and measure leading indicators.
The management should make security as everybody’s responsibility and extend security programs across the enterprise, set security metrics that impact business performance. Bring newer technologies in to the organization.
Data is very crucial for an organization, so is its security. Hence, by following the above steps, you can have improved data security.