A security program is the entirety of an organization’s security policies, procedures, tools and controls. Essentially, your security program is the full, multi-faceted security strategy and governance that protects your organization’s sensitive data and capabilities.
Learn the who, what, when, where, why and how of cyber security programs in our comprehensive guide.
Modern cybersecurity doesn’t come in a box. For organizations, enterprises and businesses of all sizes, a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy includes a wide range of technology and policies.
That’s what it takes to defend your data against modern cybercriminals.
The design of a successful information security program typically takes a team of experts with a wide range of experience. Ideally, that design should carefully consider the value of your data and systems, the threats they face (malware, ransomware, internal, Internet-based etc.), your budget, compliance or regulatory obligations, risk tolerance and a framework or standard of best practices in your industry.
The first step in creating a security program is understanding what you have, what you need and what you need to protect. Risk assessments, gap analyses, security testing are all helpful in this initial planning phase to understand your next steps, accurate resource allocation and budgets going forward.
With a full plan in place, a team can begin building your security controls, implementing cybersecurity technology or tools and writing your policies and procedures.
Once your security program is in place and fully functioning, your data, systems and users will be protected by a robust system for mitigating risks, alerting your team to threats and preventing breaches that put your business at risk.
If you’re in the market for a new security program to meet a new framework, you’re probably most of the way there already. Since many security standards (CIS Controls, SOC2, HIPAA, PCI DSS) are so similar, a solid foundation will usually adjust easily to accommodate additional frameworks and regulations.
Truvantis® offers a wide variety of security development services for every stage of the security program development cycle. Our senior security engineers can help you understand exactly what your organization needs and create a custom solution that meets your goals, within your budget.
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Create internal security policies and procedures that keep data and systems secure, with our expert help.
Put your security system in the best possible position to resist an attack and ward off intruders by establishing and deploying configuration standards for both hardware and software.
Security programs can only succeed if your staff do the right things. Train your infosec, IT and other staff to operate the security program correctly, including specialist areas such as incident response.
No matter how good your security program is, there will always be incidents. Don’t want until a real investigation to develop a process for responding. Create a custom incident response plan for your environment with staff training and incident rehearsals.
Identify and understand and quantify the actual risks facing your company with cost versus risk analysis reporting so you can make more informed strategic security plans.
People will always be the weakest link in an organization’s security. Interactive training is the best way to prevent your system from being breached by an open malware email, a door held open and those other seemingly harmless habits that have led to the world’s most devastating data breaches.
Making a feature ‘work’ is one thing, making it do so securely is a very different one. Developers are often well trained and experienced in meeting functional objectives, but building defenses against threats into the code is not intuitive, it has to be taught.
If some or all of your security program is focused on PCI DSS compliance to protect your handling of payment card data, one important step is to ensure that all your card data is actually located where you think it is. We can help you by scanning servers, storage and other devices to find exactly where card data has been stored, including unauthorized locations.
One of the first steps in building any security program is establishing an inventory of hardware and software. You cannot be confident that it is secure if you don’t even know what ‘it’ is. We can scan your networks and devices to help you build your initial inventory to feed into your security program development.