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What is information security management?

This article explain the meaning of information security management
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Do you know what is information security management?

In a simple and easy explanation, information security management is defined as a way of protecting an organization’s information and data from any potential threats and vulnerabilities. It should consist of the set of policies and procedural controls that IT and business organizations use to manage security and risks across your entire organization systematically.

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For that purpose, many organizations develop a formal, documented process for managing information security, also referred to as an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

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Managing information security requires managing and mitigating the various threats and vulnerabilities to informational assets and, at the same time, balancing the management effort expended on potential threats and vulnerabilities.

In addition, an effective Information Security Management System or ISMS should also include the following:

  • Awareness
  • Education
  • Training
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Controls
  • Reviews
  • Separation of responsibilities

Ok, now, do you think information security management is important? The answer is YES. It’s because information security management is important to protect the organization’s or company’s information from security breaches, unauthorized access, and other disruptive data security threats to business and consumer data.

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