These goals are accomplished using tangible countermeasures ranging from fencing and lighting to electronic surveillance equipment and carefully defined policies and procedures. The basic concept of physical security is to create barriers or obstacles that will protect people, their assets, and the environment. While people are not always the threats that businesses fear, natural disasters are a big part of their problems depending on the areas they live in. Physical security can’t prevent everything but creating protocols and ways to back up systems or to create a way for these businesses to rebuild without completely losing their business is a way to protect. To be prepared for anything is hard to do but with research and good instincts a business could be and feel safe from manmade and natural disasters.
The use of such a machine would alleviate the risk of employees altering checks for personal gain. 4. Physical controls: Protecting your assets is critical to the internal control process. It is to be noted that your current use of a safe for payroll checks is one useful implementation of this control. However, it is strongly recommended that you implement some further physical controls.
A CAREER AS AN INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGER BY HECTOR CEDANO Submitted to Ms. Cowling in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Crim 231 Mon. Wed. Fri. 1:00 November 18, 2008 There are many fulfilling careers in Criminal Justice but the one I chose was the career of an Information security manager. First Information security is the protection of information and information systems from unauthorized access. The three main objectives of Information Security are protecting the confidentiality, the integrity and availability of the information. The way that technology is a main part of everyone’s life so it is important to have information security to protect the technology from being missed used.
The DRP would not be a complete document without the BCP. The DRP will note how the business’ functional recovery will be performed. The plan will state compartmentalized recovery strategies for specific systems in a step-by-step method. The purpose of the DRP is to provide a documented means of restoring the integrity of the IT systems and provide a measure of protection against human error. If a disaster strikes, the normal operation of the business is suspended and replaced with the operation noted in the DRP.
The Security Director has to maintain and make sure that the threats are identified and inadvertent. The security operations functions include physical security, personnel security, and information security. Therefore many organizations and its people are protected with wall, fence, and locks with lighten and surveillance and alarms. This kind of protection protects every employee and visitor from harm and this also includes people personal information. (Ortmeier, 2013, p. 15) The security directors must comprehend the demanding expectations and requirements of the IT employees in the organization.
This team is ensuring that adequate training, information and equipment are provided to all staff and the team is putting proper procedures and competent staff in place to deal with imminent and serious danger and evacuation. The threat is not only from terrorism, but also criminal activity or fixated persons. Enhanced measures will be put in place between any protected person and a potential attacker. The team will consider extra physical protection measures such as a secure door entrance, locks and added lighting, enhanced closes circuit TV and alarms, and vehicle security. Personal safety advice would be given to the high profile performer on reducing their own
The counter measures that need to be considered by Acme Corporation include secured parking and facilities, thorough background checks, and policies and procedures that will prevent proprietary information from leaving the secure areas. To better understand how to develop proper countermeasures it is important to know what a threat is. A threat to an organization is any action that damages an organization’s assets; vulnerabilities are systems in place that pose a weakness to the protection of these assets and countermeasures are systems in place that prevent damage to assets due to these vulnerabilities. Acme Corporation should be aware of all three of these elements so that they may have a successful organization with effective loss prevention strategies. In addressing the threats toward the Acme Corporation, we will look at employees, equipment, profit and the environment.
They have been working to detect, prevent, and mitigate cyber threats and vulnerabilities. There are multiple vulnerabilities which adversely affect information technology but this paper will focus on the human factor. Information security is vital and employees are the key to protecting an organization’s information. Most organizations appreciate their employees and consider them a valuable asset. Employees can be responsible for the success and/or failure of an organization.
Case 3: HIPAA Security Rules Administrative Safeguards Security Management Process Per the HIPPA, UMC is required to 1. Diagnose, define, and itemize common risks while also respecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the onsite information system in which the EPHI is stored. 2. Implement policies and procedures to prevent, detect, contain, and correct security violations. These may be administrative, physical, or technical – like locking doors to rooms containing EPHI, password protection of workstations or files, and facing monitors away from public areas.
Table of Contents Cover Page 1 Table of Contents 2 Introduction 3 Report 3 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………...4 Work Cited Page………………………………………………………………………….5 Introduction An assessment of system controls has been conducted for LBJ Company prior to going public. In order to detect and minimize the potential for fraud, the following control activities were audited: establishment of responsibilities, segregation of duties, documentation procedures, physical controls, independent internal verification, and human resource controls. All are important for restricting responsibility and reduce the possibility of abuse. Report After reviewing the current system of internal controls the following additional internal control requirements are recommended before going public: segregation of duties, rotation of duties, establishment of responsibilities, independent physical controls, and cash controls. Currently the following controls are in place or are being considered and should be put in use: the use of pre-numbered invoices and the purchase of an indelible ink machine to print checks.