Good athletes know that records were made to be broken. That is why they train and constantly improve their performance. When it comes to protecting computer systems and the sensitive data they contain, the competition is fierce and it is easy to become the target of sinister forces.
Although most organizations rely on a virus checker and intrusion detection systems to protect their computer systems and the data they contain, there is a lot more to it than that, particularly when the greatest risk is the loss or compromise of sensitive data by forces within the organization.
When It Really Matters we help clients and counsel assess the strength of their data security policies, procedures, practices and controls for preventing, detecting and responding to data breaches, resource impairments and system compromises by both external and internal adversaries.
It is not just an issue of good technology, which will not even be effective if an organization does not have good processes. Remarkably, many organizations do not even have good fundamentals.
Having good policies, procedures, practices and controls is particularly important. They are not only essential for preventing loss but also for ensuring that, if there is a loss, it can be detected, its scope determined and then prevail in an effort to recover damages. This latter aspect can be very important, since part of prevailing in any kind of legal action will be a showing that reasonable steps were taken to protect sensitive data.
Learn more about computer security from our article, 10 Steps to Protect Your Company from Employee Based Computer Compromise.
Learn more about intrusion and data breach analysis from our article, Four Reasons Why You Need Fordham Forensics to Investigate Your Intrusion and Data Breach.
Fordham Forensics of Atlanta GA is a highly skilled and experienced provider of computer security consulting services and expert analysis and testimony
Is your computer data safe from abuse or compromise by forces inside as well as outside the organization? FFI's Data Security Survey is an introductory assessment of an organization's systems for preventing, detecting and responding to data breaches, resource impairments and system compromises by both external and internal threats. <Learn More >