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Information Security And Why It’s Important

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What is Information Security?

Information Security often referred to as InfoSec, isn’t only about securing data from unauthorized access. It also involves preventing the use, disclosure, modification, inspection, recording, or destruction of data.

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It is built on 3 main objectives, commonly known as the CIA triad: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability.

Confidentiality:

Information is strictly only disclosed to authorized individuals, entities and processes.

Integrity:

This involves maintaining the accuracy and completeness of the information. This means no data can be edited in an unauthorized way.

Availability:

Information must be available when needed. This means that all authorized users must have timely and reliable access to data when needed.

What is the difference between Cybersecurity and Information Security?

People often confuse Cybersecurity and Information Security to mean the same but there are, in fact, a few differences.

Cybersecurity deals with protecting information from external sources on the internet. Information Security, on the other hand, is all about securing and maintaining information from unauthorized access, much like data security, which protects data from being hacked or stolen.

Types of Information Security:

Application Security:

Application Security is the process of developing, adding, and testing features within the application to prevent security threats. It covers software vulnerabilities in web applications, mobile applications, and application programming interfaces (APIs).

Cloud Security:

This mainly focuses on building and hosting secure applications in cloud environments.

Cryptography:

Encrypting data both in transit and at rest helps in maintaining its confidentiality and integrity. At present, Digital Signatures are widely used in cryptography to confirm the accuracy, authenticity, and reliability of data.

Vulnerability Management:

Vulnerability Management is the process of scanning an environment, identifying the weak points within the software, and providing prompt remediation based on the risk.

Benefits of Regular Security Assessment:

CodeGlo strongly recommends checking the security and safety of your network, applications, and other parts of your IT infrastructure regularly (monthly, quarterly, or once annually depending on your needs). This serves the following purposes:

  • Be up-to-date about the information of all security vulnerabilities within your environment.
  • Be aware of any new vulnerabilities occurring as a result of adding, changing, or removing any of your IT environment components, or changes in the end-user policies.
  • Stay compliant with all requirements of security regulations and standards.

What do we do at Codeglo?

We as a team install and use software like firewalls and data encryption programs to protect sensitive information. We monitor our organization’s network for any security breaches and investigate violations if any.

We conduct penetration testing as a precautionary method, where we try to simulate attacks to proactively look for vulnerabilities in applications before they can be exploited. We also prepare reports and mitigation plans for any vulnerabilities found. We maintain the best possible security standards while following the latest methods, encompassing the CIA triad, both in our organization and for our clients’ apps.

CodeGlo’s security team can help you to get a brief yet comprehensive insight into your IT environment and give you specific recommendations to strengthen the security of your IT environment. If you want a team that makes safety, efficiency, and design, its three priorities when it comes to website and web app development, CodeGlo is the ideal place. We offer the best scalable solutions in the industry, and our portfolio backs us up on this.