IT Security Lifecycle
So far in our IT Security Lifecycle Blog Series we’ve covered the IT Security Planning Phase, Policy, and Implementation. So theoretically our blog posts are perfectly timed to coincide with your IT Security Lifecycle Project and you’ll be looking for some information on step three or the Monitoring Phase.
After planning and implementing an effective data and asset security strategy, your next step is to monitor and manage both the systems in place as well as the assets in question. As IT security professionals, you are proficient in securing crucial data and information assets and you should continue to take a hands-on roll in the management of the information to be protected. The procurement, archiving and security of protected data needs to be managed on an ongoing basis. That is why it’s so important to have qualified, experienced professionals that can ensure the continued protection of sensitive assets. If you don’t have these skills in house or don’t have the headcount to get them you should look at geting help from a proven IT security consulting firm in your area.
Key areas to Monitor:
- Data transfer encryption
- System access logs
- Information recall & Utilization
To continually prevent and immediately detect any breach attempts, IT security personnel will need to continually monitor their systems and assets. You should aslo respond to malicious activity, whether they be successful or unsuccessful, at unauthorized access to sensitive and crucial protected data.
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