Information Security


Information security or infosec is concerned with protecting information from unauthorized access. It’s part of information risk management and involves preventing or reducing the probability of unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, deletion, corruption, modification, inspect, or recording.

If a security incident does occur, information security professionals are involved with reducing the negative impact of the incident. Note information can be electronic or physical, tangible or intangible.

Information security’s primary focus is the balanced protection of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data (also known as the CIA triad) while maintaining a focus on efficient policy implementation, all without hampering organization productivity. This is largely achieved through a structured risk management process that involves

  • Identifying information and related assets, plus potential threatsvulnerabilities, and impacts;
  • Evaluating the risks;
  • Deciding how to address or treat the risks i.e. to avoid, mitigate, share or accept them;
  • Where risk mitigation is required, selecting or designing appropriate security controls and implementing them;
  • Monitoring the activities, making adjustments as necessary to address any issues, changes and improvement opportunities.
Why information security is important?

In our interconnected world, it can seem really easy to think that our world is no longer holding any secrets. After all, the internet has allowed us all to share information and knowledge at an unprecedented rate, both in terms of organization and sheer volume. However, security guard companies like Intercept Security Services know better than anyone how dangerous an assumption this could be.

The free market that our capitalist society rests on is based on the theory of competition. Without all the economic factors that could come into this discussion, the simple definition of competition is that one person wants to do something better than the other. Obviously, this scales up into businesses and takes many different forms, depending on the industry and companies involved. But still, competition breeds innovation since the latter is one of the best ways to accomplish the former.

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