IT Security Monitoring Services-Assessing Risks in Environment

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In an era led by technology growth, fast communications, networked environment and digital data, security is a major area of concern for every enterprise. The introduction to the virtual environment has brought out a number of security issues and data breach cases.

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IT Security Monitoring Services-Assessing Risks in Environment

  1. 1. IT Security Monitoring Services-Assessing Risks in Environment In an era led by technology growth, fast communications, networked environment and digital data, security is a major area of concern for every enterprise. The introduction to the virtual environment has brought out a number of security issues and data breach cases. The 2009 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon Business showcases nearly 90 confirmed breaches within 2008 caseloads which encompasses an astounding 285 million compromised records. Further analysis has led to the understanding of the reasons behind these data breaches and has highlighted the incidence of ‘external sources’ behind the data breaches as the highest. However, the report also highlights that the highest cause of the breach is due to ‘significant errors ' and that “99.9% of the records were compromised from data resident on internal servers and applications”. The reports on internet security threat also showcase a 42% increase in the targeted attacks from 2012 and average number of identities exposed per breach totaling more than 600K. The healthcare sectors with its dependency on the information technology are challenged by security issues. With the highest recorded data breach of nearly 36%, the healthcare sector has faced losses worth one trillion dollars. These research suggests that irrespective of the size of business or industry enterprises need to deploy IT security monitoring services that will systematically assess the information security status and its extend of its compliance to the applicable regulations. Such steps will help enterprises to proactively plan their information security compliance and maintain effective IT governance. Compliance within the industry relates to conforming or agreeing to IT security and privacy regulations governing the industries along with any copyright laws. However, to meet the compliance requirements of government regulations such as HIPAA, SOX and GLBA, enterprises need to bring about changes to network security infrastructures and IT procedures. Leading service providers have unified the two essential components such as security and IT governance by providing a complete integration compliance tool. This facilitates new security posture management capabilities by using innovative and expert systems that automatically map the security vulnerabilities to the compliance mandates. Further, enterprises in their bid to adhere to the changing technology requirements tends to add or remove assets within the IT GRC infrastructure. Under such circumstances a clear understanding of the security postures will help to assess the risks involved. Deploying proper risk-management strategy facilitates enterprises to manage the existing and growing vulnerabilities. The innovative and cloud based solutions offered by the leading service providers automates the vulnerability and IT security monitoring services along with compliance management and helps enterprises to handle complex and diverse security tools with simplicity. Check out - Vulnerability management, Continuous security monitoring

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