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.

Accuracy

Ensuring information is consistent and correct.

Availability

Making information accessible to the right people at the right time.

Authenticity

Confirming the identity of users requesting to view or use information.

Access

Focusing on authorised users and the powers they have to modify data.

Awareness

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.

4Secure Solution

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.

Our IA Consultants can support you with

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1. Design and implementation of business-driven IA governance models and compliance schemes that integrate robust information risk management into the heart of your operations.

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2. Making improvements to existing IA controls or implementing completely new policies.

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3. Development of organisation-wide information risk assessment and management techniques, reporting frameworks and/or processes.

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4. Auditing and compliance reviews with sector specific security and IA standards/policies to analyse shortfalls and/or capability gaps and advise on proportionate and effective risk management.

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5. Development of enterprise risk and threat landscapes/registers using modelling to enable informed decision-making.

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6. Delivery of strategic and tactical information risk reporting requirements against organisational security principles and outcomes.

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6. Delivery of strategic and tactical information risk reporting requirements against organisational security principles and outcomes.

Book a Consultation

To find out more about this service and how it can enhance your protection against cyber security threats by talking with one of our cyber security specialists. Simply call us on 0800 043 0101 or provide a few details in the form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible..

Case Studies

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. 

4Secure HTTPS (4HTTPS) FAQs 4 August 2021
4Secure HTTPS (4HTTPS) FAQs
4Secure Bi-Directional Transfer (4BDT) FAQs 4 August 2021
4Secure Bi-Directional Transfer (4BDT) FAQs
4Secure Multi Channel Transfer (4MCT) FAQs 4 August 2021
4Secure Multi Channel Transfer (4MCT) FAQs
4Secure Message Queue Transport (4MQT) FAQs 4 August 2021
4Secure Message Queue Transport (4MQT) FAQs
4Secure XML JSON Scanner (4XJS) FAQs 4 August 2021
4Secure XML JSON Scanner (4XJS) FAQs
4Secure File Transfer (4SFT) FAQs 6 May 2021
4Secure File Transfer (4SFT) FAQs
Additional Resources 6 May 2021
Additional Resources
Category Hierarchy and Tabs Layout 6 May 2021
Category Hierarchy and Tabs Layout
Additional Information 6 May 2021
Additional Information
Your Next Steps 6 May 2021
Your Next Steps
Quick Start Guide 6 May 2021
Quick Start Guide

What Our Customers Say…

When it comes to the evaluating of our cyber security solutions, who better to ask than the people who made us? Discover what our customers say about our services and solutions…

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4 Secure support Panoptech in the delivery of Secure Transmission Networks into Law Enforcement. With Panoptech owning and managing the largest secure network infrastructure in the UK, it was great to work with 4 Secure to provide data diode connectivity to our customers. Over the coming years we look to roll out more of this type of network to our existing and new clients using 4 secure as a trusted partner. The team at 4 Secure are a key part of our supply chain and work very closely with us delivering a capability which we can all be proud of and know that we are able to work together to deliver what the customer need

Kevin McDonald
Managing Director & Chairman
Panoptech
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Without the extraordinarily generous support from 4Secure the scheme would not have succeeded in delivering the scale of impact to Herefordshire schools and children that we were able to, at the time when it was critical to do so.

From the outset 4Secure became a critical partner and were always willing to go the extra mile to ensure we had everything we needed – and more! Their professionalism, industry-leading capability and can-do attitude was invaluable and made a huge difference to over 300 children in 45 schools across Herefordshire.

We are very grateful to have had the privilege of their support and partnership on this scheme. They should be proud of what they have done to make a difference in Herefordshire.

Tim Brett
Founder
Laptops 2 Kids
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I worked with the team at 4 secure on cross domain security project, helpful, knowledgable and efficient. Definitely added value and reduced the risk on the project.

Project Manager
MOD SPEC CAP

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