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Every company needs to have a security program From the Q3 issue of The Barking Seal No matter how large or small your company is, you need to have a plan to ensure the security of your information assets.
Such a plan is called a security program by information security professionals. A security program provides the framework for keeping your company at a desired security level by assessing the risks you face, deciding how you will mitigate them, and planning for how you keep the program and your security practices up to date.
The key asset that a security program helps to protect is your data — and the value of your business is in its data. You already know this if your company is one of many whose data management is dictated by governmental and other regulations — for example, how you manage customer credit card data.
If your data management practices are not already covered by regulations, consider the value of the following: The consequences of a failure to protect all three of these aspects include business losses, legal liability, and loss of company goodwill. Consider the following examples: A data integrity failure might result in a Trojan horse being planted in your software, allowing an intruder to pass your corporate secrets on to your competitors.
If you have a security program and you do experience a loss that has legal consequences, your written program can be used as evidence that you were diligent in protecting your data and following industry best practices.
It takes a holistic approach that describes how every part of your company is involved in the program. A security program is not an incident handling guide that details what happens if a security breach is detected see The Barking Seal Issue Q1 Your security program defines what data is covered and what is not.
It assesses the risks your company faces, and how you plan to mitigate them. It indicates how often the program will be re-evaluated and updated, and when you will assess compliance with the program.
The key components of a good security program are outlined in the following sections.
Your security officer is the one responsible for coordinating and executing your security program. The officer is your internal check and balance. This person or role should report to someone outside of the IT organization to maintain independence. Risk assessment This component identifies and assesses the risks that your security program intends to manage.
This is perhaps the most important section because it makes you think about the risks your organization faces so that you can then decide on appropriate, cost-effective ways to manage them.
Remember that we can only minimize, not eliminate, risk, so this assessment helps us to prioritize them and choose cost-effective countermeasures. The risks that are covered in your assessment might include one or more of the following: Physical loss of data.
You may lose immediate access to your data for reasons ranging from floods to loss of electric power. You may also lose access to your data for more subtle reasons:How to align retirement goals with Social Security benefits.
Both started with $, in personal savings, so let’s take a look at how Social Security affects the health of those savings. Four factors that impact Social Security benefits.
Jun 1, Jun 1, There was initially some negative impact, as Social Security was paid through a withholding tax, and the incomes of taxpayers were reduced.
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The creators of Social Security saw the new social insurance program as providing the means for older workers who wanted to retire but lacked the means to do so, to have the necessary economic security to retire in dignity.