Cyber security consultant and risk manager, Kieran Upadrasta invites businesses to re-evaluate their Information Technology (IT) security options. A recent government study on cyber security and cyber criminals have found that larger businesses have experienced a cyber breach or attack within the last year. However, regardless of business size, any one business could be a potential target.
For those of you who are unfamiliar to IT security, information technology security is the practice of defending information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. Upadrasta mentions “Information security is responsible for protecting the computer networks of companies or government agencies.” This means that in the event of a cyber security breach, criminals would have access to a multitude of information that may include but is not limited to:
Personal employee information
Important research and development
IT security divisions, such as IP Security Services, Soft Security Solutions, and (ISC)2 London Chapter are becoming increasingly popular among business who are in need of protecting valuable business information. Ed Vaizey, the minister for the digital economy states that “The UK is a world–leading digital economy and this (Government) has made cyber security a top priority.”
For Upadrasta, the IT security business is only just the beginning. In an interview with Upadrasta, he mentions the importance of securing personal and business related information.
When asked why IT security is so popular right now, Upadrasta commented, “It is important to be concerned with information security because internal business information is an important asset to any company. Businesses can hold sensitive financial account information or personal employee data that could put any business at risk. These criminals are becoming more creative and have found unique ways of benefiting from having those types of information. Every company should have a security program set in place and we as IT security providers are always presented with growing challenges and how best to protect against security threats.”
“Banks, financial institutions, telecom sectors, honestly, anyone’s business can benefit. A good security program can provide a business years of protection. The main task of information security is to ensure that a company’s information technology system is not only secure but can also, ensure access control, authentication, confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability and non-repudiation,” Mr. Upadrasta followed-up with.
Upadrasta closed by sharing, “We as IT security providers are not just offering business information security, we are developing a lifestyle that help inspire fellow IT colleagues. We help create jobs and increase the need for IT security.”
About Kieran Upadrasta
With, over eighteen years’ experience in business analysis, consulting, security architecture, assessments, threat analysis and risk management, Kieran Upadrasta has worked with many IT security firms. He is an expert in responding to work based incidents and managing major and/or minor problems. His qualifications are as listed on his LinkedIn page, which can be located here. Please contact his via his website for any business related inquiries.