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IT Security Essence to Every Organization

Information Security known as IT security ensures the well being of an organization. IT security ensures that a company’s policy actually meets the requirement or needs. The main functionality of IT security is to check if required policies are available and if not, IT security creates them. Secondly, IT security ensures that the developed policies are implemented properly and finally, managed always in compliance with the IT security. There is lot of value added by IT security to any organization.

IT security checks the existing policies of an organization. The common issues are checked and resolved. Following is the list of such common issues of any organization generally.

• Are the policies complete and updated?

• Do the policies fulfill all requirements?

• What are the updates to be made to the list?

If the IT security system is not in place, then additional clause and rules are created immediately based on the gap. It is not possible to always go for tailor made clauses. In this case, the better way to handle the situation is to buy existing clauses and modify if as per requirement. The reason why I say modifying existing clause is because, re-designing or re-creating clause is a tedious job and of course a complex method. During updating, it is important to check whether the IT security policies are in compliance with ISO.

The next step in the process of IT security is implementation of the set rules and clause. You will find it easy to set up policies however, difficult to execute them. Delivery of the clause is the most important part here. If delivered wrongly, the essence of IT security system in the organization will be easily lost. So, organization must be really careful while delivering policies regarding IT security. One of the best methods of delivering policies of IT security is by delivering the policies right on their desktop. Each user will definitely notice this when they login and also very easy to reiterate employees. There are many advantages of displaying policies on users desktop which are listed below.

• Quick access and easy to notice for the users

• Does not required an additional tool to display policies

• Easy and non confusing navigation to users

IT security and Rish Analysis should work hand in hand for better results. In few companies this does not happen and you will see things not in place with regards to IT security. So, it is important for companies to realize this and work accordingly. Based on the data handled by the company, organizations can have stringent IT security measures.

You will see a compliance team in all businesses in the recent days. Compliance is of international standards. Most of the companies have the standards as the base policy and appends the standard policies as and when required. When it comes to compliance, it is always better to check with ISO clauses. IT security policies should also be cost effective to the organization. Following are the points to be considered while redesigning or fixing the IT security policies.

• Objectives

• Scope

• Coverage

• Awareness

About Author Philipp Stäbler :

Philipp Stäbler ist ein <a href="" target="_blank">IT-Gutachter</a>, spezialisiert auf Software und Anwendungen. Er zeichnet sich besonders aus durch schnelle Erstellung von Gerichtsgutachten, Versicherungsgutachten, Schadensbewertungen, Quelltextanalyse und Austellung von Fertigungsbescheinigungen. Weitere Angebote sind IT-Expertisen wie die zuverlässige Analyse und Dokumentation von System- und Softwarearchitekturen, Bewertung von Datenschutzeinrichtungen, Daten- und <a href="" target="_blank">IT-Sicherheit</a> und Kompetente Begutachtung von Internet- und Intranettechnologien.

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