Unless your system is turned off, unplugged, and in a locked room, your network will not be 100% secure. This approach to system security is not an option as a live network is critical to the operation of your business. Instead, the security of your network rests on understanding the risks to your systems and how to defend them appropriately. This is achieved by focusing on security policy & procedures and emphasizing security training awareness.
One of the greatest threats to information security actually comes from within your organization. "Inside attacks" have been the most dangerous since people within your organization are already familiar with your company's infrastructure. Surprisingly, it is not always the disgruntled worker or the corporate spy who is a threat to your company's security. Oftentimes, it is the innocent, uninformed employee who handles data inappropriately and inadvertently causes a costly data breach.
One of the best ways to safeguard your organization's security from errors due to human behavior is to focus on policies and procedures and to deliver security awareness training company-wide. This approach isn't just a protective strategy, it is the law. Various laws requiring security and privacy awareness or training programs apply to:
State Data Protection and Privacy Acts
The Health Care Industry (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
Financial Institutions (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act)
Publicly-traded Companies (Sarbanes-Oxley Act)
Retail (PCI DSS for Consumer Data)
Dara Security is here to help you develop and implement policies & procedures and security awareness training specific for your organization while enabling you to achieve compliance with laws relevant to your business. Our experience in security regulations (PCI, FERPA, ISO 27001, HIPAA, TR-39, SOX404(b), and GLBA), standards, and frameworks will help you establish a complete program where your organization fully understands the risks to your system and how best to defend your network.