The information security team

26.06.2020

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Cyber criminals are working very hard to discover top-secret company information in order to sabotage it or sell the information to other companies. Even prestigious organizations, such as NASA, eBay, LinkedIn, and Adobe have been victimized in just the past several years. For this reason, as well as ensuring which information is ethical to be published, it is not a preference but a must for organizations to hire personnel for the sole purpose of providing risk management with respect to the information security of both of their own confidential data and their consumers.

Cyber Security Risk Management

The head of operational risk management as far as information security is concerned is the chief information security officer, or the CISO. The CISO directs his information security officer team to implement specific operations, such as real time analysis of immediate threats, investigation, cyber forensics, suspicious incidents, data loss, fraud prevention, access management, and program management. CISOs are required to have a profound technical educational background, frequently a Master’s degree; extensive experience handling technical security; and proficiency in firewall prevention protocols, threat modeling, coding, DDOS mitigation technologies, authentication, routing, proxy services, VPN, and more. 

One of these specialists on his team is the information system security officer. What he or she does is research, implement, test, and review information security, ensuring that only people are able to access information that it is intended for. In turn, a business information security officer then translates these technical updates into a way that is easy for the rest of employees to understand. These specialists have to be technically competent as well as possess great people and communication skills. 

World regions have also adopted laws that place the burden for consumer data protection on the shoulders of corporations. Hence the existence of the data protection officer, or DPO. Their job is to ensure compliance with regulations such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the US’ HIPAA. Enterprise risk management, which is prioritized based on the combination of a particular risk’s impact and the frequency at which that risk is normally realized, places consumer data protection at the top of its list. In the United States, there is a particular risk management framework, which is crucial for all companies to follow. It entails that an organization must first prepare the organization for ethical, informational, and financial risk management. It must subsequently categorize the system and relevant information, choose an initial action to be taken, assess the security controls, authorize the action, and monitor it.

Project Risk Management

Business risk management includes prevention of unethical and illegal practices on employees’ part as well. Most losses from fraud are actually caused as a result of at least partial compliance on employees’ part, including conflicts of interest. This is where the certified internal auditor comes in. These specialists have been specially trained to predict potential conflicts of interest or vulnerabilities and prevent them from causing harm. Companies can also install risk management software that can help establish internal control by setting pre-designed integrated risk management policies that employees must sign and follow. Third party risk management companies design this software as well as providing consultations on the latest and most topical issues in IT risk management.


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