Effective IT Compliance Solution to Combat Cyber Security Threats
As per Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) of 2012, “most data breach victims fell prey because they were
found to possess an (often easily) exploitable weakness rather than because they were pre-identified for attack; 79
percent of victims were targets of opportunity, and 96 percent of attacks were not highly difficult.” This just sums
up the incidents of data breach witnessed by majority of the companies in the computer software, IT and
Today one of the important information security risks faced by businesses and enterprises throughout the world is
ransomware. Ransomware is “a class of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects and
demands a ransom paid to the creator of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed.” It either
encrypts the files or locks the system leaving a message asking the user to pay the ransom amount. There has been
an increase in ransom ware incidents, thanks to the careless attitude of most employees who fall easy prey to the
social engineering tactics employed by the hackers. There have been incidents where employees have paid the
ransom amount without the knowledge of the enterprises that they work in. This would definitely put the
enterprises under great risk.
As organizations depend on the web and emerging web 2.0 applications, blogs, and social networking sites to allow
them to work in more proficient and inventive ways, the casual attitude of employees with respect to new and
emerging information security risks like security breaches, data leaks and cyber attacks is a grave concern. With
hackers using social engineering tactics coupled with sophisticated technologies to trick employees into divulging
confidential business information and with new kinds of frauds and threats emerging every day, enterprises need
to deploy effective IT security and compliance solutions to prevent becoming a victim of cyber criminals.
In order to succeed in this new threat management environment, the need of the hour is a unified security
monitoring solution that allows the users to access applications and information where and when it is required,
without exposing the organization to security threats, data loss and compliance risks. Given below are some of the
features and benefits of a best of the breed IT compliance solution.
Brings process to the madness for faster regulatory compliance.
Defines IT policies, processes and controls that are based on best practices to justify ROI.
Manages policy content and map policies to technical and process controls.
Easily adopts new governance requirements.
Reduces manual process time through automation and governance.
Clear visibility, accountability and transparency.
Evaluates IT risk.
Proactive assessment, forensics, compliance and security.
Thus with an effective IT security and compliance solution, enterprises can ensure end-to-end integration of
security monitoring with IT Governance risk management and compliance (IT GRC).
Read more on - HIPAA/HITECH Compliance, Vendor Management, Risk Assessment