Goals and Objectives for a Security Organization Tracy R. Williams SEC/310 August 14, 2012 Mark Logan Goals and Objectives for a Security Organization To effectively manage a security organization, goals and objectives must be established. The security manager most assuredly should be educated on the legal aspects of organizational security and can be proactive in influencing the negative as well as the positive reports or results of the organization. Furthermore, the security manager should be knowledgeable of the value their expertise offers and the consequences or impact of failing to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. Consequences of Failing to Achieve Goals and Objectives Security is involved and interacts with every aspect of personal, organizational, and group life. Corporate executives have come to realize that effective security protects the ultimate bottom line: that is, survival of the organization (Harowitz, 2003).
Understanding these threats allows the organisation to prevent, protect and correct any damage done to his/her computer to an extent. This can help to reduce the negative impacts it may have on an organisation. Threats: Below is a list of threats to IT systems, ways to keep the system and data secure and organisational issues affecting the security of IT systems. 1. Malicious damage: Examples can be Viruses, Worms or Trojans a.
Acceptable Use Policy covers the provisions for network etiquette,the limitation to the users of network and a clear and precise extents of privacy of members. Acceptable User Policies contains examples that show the importance of the policy in real-world situations. AUP is commonly known to organizations that offer network services for example schools or companies. The policy is mainly used in protection of young people that are majorly vunerable to inappropriate language usage, pornography and pornographic content, and other adult contents. Under large bussiness corporations, the scope expands to include other factors such as safe-guarding business legal and transactional interests.
Case Study Week 1 Katherine Vega DeVry University SEC 280 Ahmed Azam November 4, 2012 Ping Sweeps and Port scans are related programs or tools, called network probes, which allows a person to not only gain access to online computers, but also to determine what services are being run on them furthermore to get an edge on compromising information. This network probes aren’t inherently malicious on their own as they are used by network administrators for the aforementioned diagnostics, however in the wrong hands they could pose a security threat. This is not meant to cause fear but to bring about awareness to computer users. As the programs are most commonly used for network diagnostic and determining other network problems. To begin
Physical Security Client's Assessment Janet Roberts AJS 585 June 23, 2014 Instructor: Matthew Brandt Physical Security Client's Assessment Physical security describes measures that prevent or deter attackers from accessing a facility, resource, or information stored on physical media. (Physical Security Programs, System and Technology UOP ). In today’s world of advancing technology it is important for people and businesses to protect themselves against crime. Many organizations and home owners have taken security measure to protect their home, offices, and property. Many people have taken measures and have alarm systems in place at their homes and businesses for protection.
Regulatory frameworks are requiring organizations, like yours to implement the necessary safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. (Khansa & Liginlal, 2009, p. 1) The importance of information security cannot be over-emphasized. It is imperative that you invest in information security as it comes with protection and resilience against malicious attacks. According to Khansa & Liginlal, if we prevent malicious attacks on this company, monetary damages from attacks would be reduced and customers’ information would be saved from compromise, preventing any negative publicity for this company, (Khansa & Liginlal, 2009, p. 17) In a nutshell, information security tries to set security controls to prevent theft or damage to data or assets on your computer. The damage could be from internal or external.
A role-based access control system is the best way to set and maintain the access needs for the organization. Separating duties within the organization has many benefits that can aid the security of information within the organization. Conflicts of interest and restriction of power are controlled by separating duties. When job duties are divided among individuals, a barrier is put in place to prevent fraud by one person within the organization. An information flow diagram can be used to help the organization determine each function; and assign the appropriate person to do the work.
But in ACM codes of ethics, public interest takes priority over the interests of employers. The outcome should be “the public good.” Because of software engineers’ role, they make an direct impact on good or bad by participating or by teaching. They must commit to make a respected and beneficial profession. The code explains eight principles related to the behavior of and decisions made by professional software engineers. The principles state that software engineers shall act in a manner that is in the best interests of their client and employer and at the same time maintain public interest.
This will make it much harder for the hacker to access the information easily. This is why you should see HTTPS whenever you are dealing with an online transaction. The S in HTTPS stands for secure which is a 256 byte encryption of the transmission. Additional system security requirements are secure user authentication, secure access control, reasonable monitoring to detect unauthorized access, reasonably up-to-date firewall protection, reasonably up-to-date security software (including current patches and virus definitions), and education and training of employees. By following these protocols, the banking industry has the ability and means to protect the customers’ information and
It is important to ensure information is accessible to those who need to know it. It is important to have a secure system for recording and storing information to protect confidentiality and prevent identity theft, and maintain the individuals rights. 2.1 Q: Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information. A: To access guidance, information and advice about handling information I can read my company's Policies and Procedures, through induction and other training, through the General Social Care Council's code of practice for social care workers. 2.2 Q: Explain what actions to take when there are concerns over the recording, storing and sharing of information.