Five Pillars of Information Protection

Computers and mobile devices store an array of sensitive data which should be protected. This information, which includes personal emails, residential addresses, phone numbers birthdays, and other information should only be accessible by you and not hackers. Securely storing this information is essential for maintaining compliance with regulations, avoiding costly security incidents, maintaining the trust of your customers and partners, and more. This article will teach you some of the best practices for protecting information that is supposed to be private and secure.

What is information security?

Information protection (or infosec) refers to the policies and the technologies used to safeguard sensitive information. It covers topics like patch management, vulnerability management and much more. Information protection is an important area of security. Its effectiveness is contingent on the whole ecosystem. If you’re using outdated software and you don’t have a firewall installed or an antivirus program your data is at risk.

There are also a variety of other security threats to your information system, including malware and phishing attacks. Additionally, people are able to put information at risk by committing actions such as losing smartphones or laptops by clicking on malicious websites and putting passwords and encryption systems on auto-update, all view of which expose your information to attackers. It is imperative to have a plan in place that includes all five pillars in Information Security to protect yourself from these threats.