Digital and Enterprise Security
Security has become one of the most urgent issues for many organizations. It is an essential requirement for doing business in a globally networked economy and for achieving organizational goals and mission. But it is no small task. The technical and environmental complexity of today's organizations and the ever-increasing dependence on technology to drive and automate processes and create competitive advantages make security a challenging activity. Adding to this complexity is a growing list of vulnerabilities and increasingly sophisticated threats to which organizations are subjected on a daily basis.
Organizations can no longer be effective in managing security from the technical sidelines. Security lives in an organizational and operational context, and thus cannot be managed effectively as a stand-alone discipline. Because security is a business problem, the organization must activate, coordinate, deploy, and direct many of its existing core competencies to work together to provide effective solutions. And to sustain success, security at an enterprise level requires that the organization move toward a security management process that is strategic, systematic, and repeatable-in other words, efficient at using security resources and effective at meeting security goals on a consistent basis. Managing for enterprise security defines a disciplined and structured means for realizing these objectives.
Everyone has a stake in the security of transactions on the web. Customers must have confidence in the transmission of sensitive financial and personal information to web merchants. Businesses must be certain in the knowledge that payment information collected over web storefronts is indeed valid. Furthermore, merchants must undertake additional precautions to ensure that databases with confidential information from their customers are not compromised by hackers or malicious employees.
The challenge of operating a secure web site is very real. The number of companies that have been attacked by hackers has grown dramatically the past few years. The losses from security breaches, in terms of the time and effort expended and lost productivity, are mounting.
Best Practices for Enterprise Security Management
Implement processes and procedures to authenticate or verity, the users of the network. This may include techniques such as PKI using smart cards, secure tokens, biometrics or a combination of efforts.The Corporate Security Software market and capability have developed rapidly, but ongoing infrastructure changes in hardware and software plus the proliferation of threats have strained their ability to keep up.
CPlan enterprise architecture and deployment with security in mind. Manage configurations to know exactly what hardware, operating systems and software are in use, including specific versions and patches applied; create robust access and software change controls, segregate responsibilities; implement best practices; and, do not use default security settings.orporate Security Systems must scale rapidly while becoming more complex. Security System vendors face the question of allocating proper, experienced resources. These resources must be available on short notice in order to be effective and ensure a timely go to market strategy.
Train all employees on the need for IT security and ensure that security is factored into developing business operations. Foster an enterprise culture of safety and security.Threats arise in a great number of areas within a corporate landscape so, specialists must have advanced knowledge, skills, and experience across the entire environment.
Develop an enterprise capability for responding to incidents, mitigating damage, recovering systems, investigating and capturing forensic evidence, and working with law enforcement.
Organize enterprise security management, IT management, and risk management functions to promote efficient exchange of information and leverage corporate knowledge.
Create a regular process to assess, remediate, and monitor the vulnerabilities of the network; consider developing automated processes for vulnerability reporting, patching, and detecting insider threats. Internal and external IT security audits can also supplement these efforts.
Ensure that security is embedded in the business operations and the systems that support them. Embedding security is easier than "bolting it on" after the fact.
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