Information Technology Security

Due to the growing array of cyber threats, IT security is essential to ensure business continuity, minimize risk, and maximize return on investment.

What is Information Security?

Think of information security as an asset

Although it doesn’t appear directly on a balance sheet, information is an asset that, like other business assets, is essential to an organization’s success. As such, it is imperative that information is properly safeguarded from threats, both external and internal.

Information security is needed to protect information from threats

Due to the wide array of threat exposure concerning information, information security is needed to ensure business continuity, minimize business risk, and maximize return on investments and business opportunities.

Security is more than just protection from unauthorized access

When discussing information security, many are quick to assume that this simply means protecting information from unauthorized access such as cybersecurity, but information security is much more than that. In addition to protecting information from unauthorized access, information security is also needed to protect information from unauthorized:

  • Disclosure
  • Inspection
  • Recording
  • Disruption
  • Modification
  • Destruction
  • Perusal
  • Use

Additional Resources and Information Links

Frequently asked information security questions. Topics include: social media, smartphones and cloud computing. The FAQ is updated regularly, so check back to ensure your organization stays informed.

Our whitepaper, titled: Information Security: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle, expands on the topic of information security and its many facets, while also providing useful statistics and takeaways.

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William M. Prohn CISSP, CISA, CGEIT
Managing Director Dopkins System Consultants
wmprohn@dopkins.com

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