Information Security

Although it doesn’t appear directly on a balance sheet, information, like other business assets, is essential to an organization’s success.

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 cyber-security, 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.

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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For more information, contact William M. Prohn CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC at wprohn@dopkins.com.