Security Is The Way Of Securing Your business, and Company Assets

Computer security attempts to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of computing systems and their components. Three principal parts of a computing system are subject to attacks: hardware, software, and data. These three, and the communications among them, are susceptible to computer security vulnerabilities. In turn, those people and systems interested in compromising a system can devise attacks that exploit the vulnerabilities.

Information security, sometimes shortened to InfoSec, is the practice of preventing unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, inspection, recording or destruction of information. It is a general term that can be used regardless of the form the data may take (e.g., electronic, physical), 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 multi-step risk management process that identifies assets, threat sources, vulnerabilities, potential impacts, and possible controls, followed by assessment of the effectiveness of the risk management plan.

Attackers today are more pervasive, persistent, and proficient than ever at evading and disrupting traditional security infrastructure. See how our advanced security solutions provide visibility and protection across your extended network, before, during, and after an attack.

Why Your Company Should Look For Information Security:

Reduce risk

Turn your network into a security system with solutions designed to interoperate and provide multilayered protection.

Lower complexity

Choose between integrated, dedicated, and cloud-managed options for comprehensive end-to-end security.

Protect against threats

Enforce policy and take action to protect your organization across the network from known and unknown threats.

Gain deep visibility

Use real-time data to secure access, provide intelligence, and sense suspicious activity—even in encrypted traffic

Information Security Key Elements

Analyze attacks and hidden exploits retrospectively and adapt automatically to emerging threats to boost protection before, respond effectively during, and remediate faster after an attack.

Protect high-value data and data center resources with threat defense, highly secure virtualization, segmentation, and policy control.

Securely adopt the cloud and protect your data, users, and applications, anywhere they are.

Provide consistent and context-aware security services for your infrastructure, endpoints, and data while empowering employees to work on devices anywhere and anytime.

Get critical protection from constant, dynamic, and rapidly evolving email and web threats.

Control access and segment traffic, and manage consistent policies based on advanced visibility and context across the extended network.

Physical Security Key Elements

Physical barriers such as fences, walls, and vehicle barriers act as the outermost layer of security. They serve to prevent, or at least delay, attacks, and also act as a psychological deterrent by defining the perimeter of the facility and making intrusions seem more difficult. Tall fencing, topped with barbed wire, razor wire or metal spikes are often emplaced on the perimeter of a property, generally with some type of signage that warns people not to attempt to enter. However, in some facilities imposing perimeter walls/fencing will not be possible (e.g. an urban office building that is directly adjacent to public sidewalks) or it may be aesthetically unacceptable (e.g. surrounding a shopping center with tall fences topped with razor wire); in this case, the outer security perimeter will be defined as the walls/windows/doors of the structure itself.
Another major form of deterrence that can be incorporated into the design of facilities is natural surveillance, whereby architects seek to build spaces that are more open and visible to security personnel and authorized users, so that intruders/attackers are unable to perform unauthorized activity without being seen. An example would be decreasing the amount of dense, tall vegetation in the landscaping so that attackers cannot conceal themselves within it, or placing critical resources in areas where intruders would have to cross over a wide, open space to reach them (making it likely that someone would notice them).
Security lighting is another effective form of deterrence. Intruders are less likely to enter well-lit areas for fear of being seen. Doors, gates, and other entrances, in particular, should be well lit to allow close observation of people entering and exiting. When lighting the grounds of a facility, widely distributed low-intensity lighting is generally superior to small patches of high-intensity lighting, because the latter can have a tendency to create blind spots for security personnel and CCTV cameras. It is important to place lighting in a manner that makes it difficult to tamper with (e.g. suspending lights from tall poles), and to ensure that there is a backup power supply so that security lights will not go out if the electricity is cut off.

The internet of things (IoT) is widening the sphere of physical security as smart devices connected to business systems via the internet may be located outside of established secure perimeters

Physical security is often overlooked, and its importance underestimated — in favor of more technical threats such as hacking, malware, and cyber espionage. However, breaches of physical security can be carried out with brute force and little or no technical knowledge on the part of an attacker.

Physical security has important components:

  • Access control

  • Surveillance

  • Ensure safety

Obstacles should be placed in the way of potential attackers and physical sites should be hardened against accidents, attacks or environmental disasters. Such hardening measures include fencing, locks, access control cards, Biometrics access control systems and fire suppression systems. Second, physical locations should be monitored using surveillance cameras and notification systems, such as intrusion detection sensors, heat sensors and smoke detectors. Third, disaster recovery policies and procedures should be tested on a regular basis to ensure safety and to reduce the time it takes to recover from disruptive man-made or natural disasters.