In our last post on IT Security Lifecycle Planning, we talked about the first step in the Security Lifcycle, Planning. This we’ll we’ll cover Policy Enforcement and implementation. In today’s world, the risk of IT data breach is higher than ever. The only way to protect valuable, sensitive data is through the creation, implementation and constant monitoring of an effective data security program. We’ll be talking about what needs to be done during the implementation phase of your IT security lifecycle.
Policy and Enforcement
After creating an effective policy, data protection personnel must implement and enforce that policy. Through the creation of data encryption and security protocols, IT security professionals can take the necessary actions and precautions to make sure that the developed policy is not only put into place but strictly enforced on all levels and at all times, providing the support and explanation necessary to keep sensitive information secure and prevent potentially catastrophic data breach. With dedicated and knowledgeable professionals at the helm, primary firms and third party clients can rest easy knowing that their crucial data is being protected.
What you need to know
- Implement the security systems design in your planning phase
- Enforce the IT policies created
- Be prepared to react to a policy or system breach
While Implementation is fairly straight forward it’s an important part of the security lifecycle. Without systems or policies to monitor and manage there is no protection. Next week we’ll be covering step 3 in the IT Security Lifecycle, Management and Monitoring. Until then, check our free security whitepaper.