What does Information Security actually mean?
Information security is a term used to describe the way in which information is kept secure and safe from deletion, corruption, theft, or other losses. In addition terms such as IT Security and computer security mean the same thing however they are more specific to the technical side of security.
Why is it important?
More than ever, organisations rely on large amounts of information. This information is held in more different forms such as email, databases, accounting information, file storage. Most of this data is essential in the continuation of your business. Information security identifies and protects this important information. It is just as important to your business as locking the door and putting the alarm on at the end of each day.
What is information security all about?
Information security relies on the identification and understanding of:
- The information that is important to your business.
- What you need to do to protect it.
- The risks you face.
This whole process is called Business Continuity Planning (BCP), and you cannot start securing your information until you know what you have to protect. So the first step is to identify all the information your business possesses. Once you have done that the next step is risk assessment.
How much does it cost?
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How does Prolateral Charge?
Unlike other security companies that charge per host, Prolateral Consulting charges a daily rate, this is because all tests and reports are manually completed to ensure that they are directly relevant to your company's specific situation.
Are there any guarantees?
No security company can (or should) offer any guarantees. The tests will be correct at the time of testing however new vulnerabilities/exploits become available constantly and so no guarantees can be made.
I'm an IT Manager for a company, how do I sell this to the board of Directors?
A good selling point for penetration testing in general is that it demonstrates due diligence. In some cases where this cannot be demonstrated the directors can be liable.