Sunday, September 16, 2007

Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)

Securing information systems is a business, not an IT issue. As more and more systems are automated, business managers are at risk to IT related disruptions. As a result, business managers now play an important role in IT related risk management.

Technology has revolutionized the operations of many firms as they have moved away from mainframe computer systems to infrastructures comprised of networks, the Internet, and enterprise-wide processing. Risk management services assess the risks of an organization’s use of technology, the resulting exposure to technology risks, and the adequacy of controls to mitigate those risks.

A variety of outside, independent risk assessments are available that help firms identify, manage, and reduce their risks. In addition to providing peace of mind, risk assessments help organizations meet compliance related requirements.

Labels: , , ,