Information Security

An information security strategic plan can position an organization to mitigate, transfer, accept or avoid information risk related to people, processes and technologies. An established strategy also helps the organization adequately protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. The business benefits of an effective information security strategic plan are significant and can offer a competitive advantage. These may include complying with industry standards, avoiding a damaging security incident, sustaining the reputation of the business and supporting commitment to shareholders, customers, partners and suppliers.

Drivers supporting an information security strategic plan include:

• Defining consistent and integrated methodologies for design, development and implementation;
• Detecting and resolving problems;
• Reducing time to delivery from solution concept through implementation;
• Provisioning flexible and adaptable architectures;
• Proactively making decisions to more efficiently deliver results;
• Eliminating redundancy to better support achievement of objectives;
• Planning and managing human resources, relying on external expertise when required to augment internal staff;
• Evolving into an organization where security is integrated as seamlessly as possible with applications, data, processes and workflows into
a unified environment