Corporate IT Security Policy and Reporting

Corporate IT Security Policy and Reporting

Worldwide websites and networks are hacked every day. The sophistication and source of attacks are rapidly evolving as state sponsored attacks are becoming the new normal. Large Enterprises build and monitor multi-tiered security architecture to limit the risk of breaches.  Small and medium businesses are generally more vulnerable for attacks due to lack of information on security awareness and planning.

Here are some of the measures you could take to protect corporate information.

Design and implement an Organizational Security Policy which includes:

  •  Provide information security awareness training to staff
  • Design and implement physical security policy
  • Design and implement data security policy (Anti-Virus, Internet access, email, file sharing and access control)
  • Institutionalize best practices on hardware and software configuration and installation
  • Apply security patches/fixes promptly
  • Build and maintain a disaster recovery plan
  • Perform periodic vulnerability assessments by a third party

Last but not the least:

You should report internet related crimes to Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between FBI and National White Collar Crime Center at:

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

In many cases hackers leave no traces of a breach. Infrastructure needs to be monitored by experienced and qualified information systems security expert to identify a breach. Organizations like IC3 are geared to handle such investigations.

OOAC has been helping companies on organizational security policy, audit and managing infrastructure.  OOAC can help to identify the current state of security in an organization and help in building a strong security framework.

To learn more about security best practices for Microsoft Products visit :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd366071.aspx

To learn more about security in general visit:

http://www.sans.org/

http://www.cert.org/ and

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.in/

 

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