The information Security Framework defines the measures taken to safeguards the IT environment from threats and outages and determines the controls put in place protect your organization adequately based on benchmarks and standards.
With the way your business has transformed in the new economy, the information your organisation creates and works with, is the most valuable asset you have. It therefore makes sense that you have a robust structure to use it effectively, invest in it, grow it and of course protect it.
· With the increase of data breaches, it has never been more important to ensure the security of the information possessed by your organization along a multitude of threat vectors as even a single data breach can create an irreparable loss of reputation.
· Clients demand a contractual obligation on your organization for data processing and service agreements to take steps to secure your IT environment as a pre-condition for awarding contracts.
· Governments, regulatory bodies and industry groups have also set in place information security standards that need to be complied with in the regular course of day-to-day operations of business. The costs of non-compliance with these standards are a loss of reputation and steep punitive action.
Setting up an IT framework will find vectors along which information security can be improved and hardened to protect your organization from a wide array of threats.
Matrix3D’s Information Security Framework helps you identify areas from which a threat can originate and examine your organization’s response mechanism to threats.
We examine your core Information Security issues through physical inspections and discuss with Management and your IT team on the various possibilities of your organization’s data being breached.
The areas covered are
· Critical Infrastructure Security – we identify all the assets in the IT environment, assess and quantify the risk associated with every class of IT inventory held by your organization.
· Network Security – we examine the security risks associated with the networking protocols, standards and procedures used in your organization.
· Information Systems – we study the security aspects of systems generating information, where the information is stored, how access to the data is controlled, the flow of information internally within the organization and outside the organization and the system acquisition and maintenance cycle
· BCP & DR –Your Data recovery Strategy and systems and documenting your Business Continuity Plan to help you understand the risks in case of severe outage or Ransomware/Malware Attack
· Corporate Governance – To ensure that your teams are aligned to your business operations, we examine the processes that have been define, communicated and followed for human resource acquisition, termination and clear definition of responsibilities, adequacy of IT & IS policies, sufficiency of media management, decommissioning and disposal.
· Mobility – we examine the risks and security mechanisms that are needed to enable Work from home and BYOD policies
· End-point Protection – we assess whether malware protection for end-point devices malware protection is adequate and what is needed to ensure they remain a strong deterrent and control to protect your organisation.
· Supplier Information Exchange – we examine the security measures and protocols that govern the exchange of information with suppliers and vendors and the coverage of security measures that need to be taken in agreements signed with suppliers
· User Awareness and Training – To help the users understand the value of cyber security and risk associated to the organisation. Our Program would help users change behaviour by understanding responsibilities associated with various privileges associated with access to information.
· Control and Monitoring – we understand the protocol, procedure to handle incident response and recovery mechanisms and of course change management mechanisms
· Complete awareness of the Information Security risks in your organization originating from different vectors and steps to mitigate these
· Robust Information Security Incident Recovery & Response mechanisms that help your organization to respond proactively to threats
· High overlap with requirements of government laws and requirements like GDPR and PDP and standards released by regulatory bodies and industry associations making it easier to prove compliance
· Clearly defined procedures for exchanging information with suppliers and in conjunction with management and legal teams place contractual guarantees that bind suppliers to put in place mechanisms to protect your information