Seven Ways to Identify a Secure IT Environment - Slide 6

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Next Seven Ways to Identify a Secure IT Environment-6 Next

It’s not enough to establish policies and define rules if no one in the company knows what those rules and policies dictate. Every employee should know where the security policies are stored (i.e., the company’s intranet) and how to access them. One way to accomplish this is to hold regular security awareness classes that reinforce the company’s policies. Post signs, send out weekly security email reminders and be sure all employees embrace the idea that “security is everyone’s responsibility.”

Security is a top-of-mind concern for CIOs and data center managers. In environments where regulatory requirements play a role, it is critical to ensure that organizational data is safe and secure at every access point. Awareness isn’t enough, though. Organizations must be able to gauge their security preparedness.  That’s why Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services, has developed a checklist of seven key things to look for in a secure IT environment.

“The cornerstone when securing an IT environment is to classify the data that runs through that environment,” explains Von Williams, director of information security, audits and compliance for Logicalis.  “You have to know whether your data is private, confidential or public before you can assign security protocols and policies that will safeguard that data to the extent required for each level of classification.”

According to Logicalis, there are seven key ways to know if an IT environment is operating under a “best practices” approach to data security.  Using this checklist as a guide is a good start, but Williams warns that IT security is not a static process and controls must be employed to continually assess and reassess the companywide policies and strategies that keep security in check.

More Slideshows:


What Motivates Consumers to 'Like' Content and Brands on Facebook Ninety-three percent of Facebook users click the "Like" button at least monthly, but the meaning behind "Like" varies considerably by age and context.

Top 10 Reads for IT Executives The top reads at Books24x7 are indicative of current business and IT trends.

Five Core Tenets of the Social IntranetThe new intranet will be a heterogeneous environment of systems across the whole company.

 

Related Topics : A Big Market for Big Data Jobs, Midmarket CIO, IT Management Automation, SharePoint, Technology Markets

 
More Slideshows

Five9RemoteEmployees0x 5 Best Practices to Enable Remote Workers

Recent years have seen a significant increase in the remote workforce as developments in technology have given employees the freedom to work anywhere, anytime. ...  More >>

DataM62-190x128 10 Steps for a Proper Data Governance Plan

Establishing a digital governance plan can be a challenge, but with the right education and tools, the job can be made a lot simpler. ...  More >>

PlexxiITRoles0x IT Roles: The New Faces of Network Infrastructure

The newfound emphasis on tools and service integration is shaping a new crop of industry professionals — the actual faces behind the IT infrastructure. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.