What is Information Assurance (IA)?
Information Assurance is focused on protecting your information and information systems by implementing risk management tactics. It is built on key principles like integrity, authenticity and confidentiality to make your business more secure, as well as better able to cope with daily tasks, like data storage and the processing of information.
Ensuring information is consistent and correct.
Making information accessible to the right people at the right time.
Confirming the identity of users requesting to view or use information.
Focusing on authorised users and the powers they have to modify data.
Keeping systems updated and encrypted to protect information from threats.
Information Assurance vs Cyber Security
Information Assurance is all about strategy, whether that’s centred on security, data processing or protecting information systems. An IA specialist will consider the technical, physical and procedural aspects of your business, as well as the people using your systems, to keep vulnerabilities to a minimum.
Cyber Security is a field that encompasses the practical processes (and offensive measures) used to defend against malicious attacks. An IA professional will consider cyber threats as part of their 360-degree strategy.
Who needs an Information Assurance Strategy?
Effective Information Assurance direction plays an important role in the long-term health of an organisation and is increasingly required to maintain credibility, operational efficiency, security, integrity and resilience in a competitive marketplace or sector.
Having good Information Assurance policies in place can maintain consumer confidence in your business and help you stay on top of the latest regulations and standards, like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). IA strategies can be beneficial for small business, fast-growing businesses and larger enterprises, but they must be tailored accordingly.
At 4Secure, we use our analytical, decision-making and communication skills to set, create and deliver successful IA concepts, strategies and policies. With knowledge gained from the most demanding environments, such as supporting board-level security representatives, our expert consultants can assess the needs of your organisation and create plans focused on realism, achievability, compliance guidelines and corporate goals.
We work with senior stakeholders and collaborate with Senior Information Risk Owners (SIROs) and Information Asset Owners (IAOs) to define risk appetite and tolerance statements and support business objectives.
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To help you discover how our products, services and solutions work in action, we’ve put together some case studies and solutions detailing how our range of bespoke solutions provide full spectrum protection for your business.
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TrustedFilter™ Multi Channel Transfer (4MCT™) FAQs
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TrustedFilter™ XML JSON Scanner (4XJS™) FAQs
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