Information Security in an Organization

Mohammed Mahfouz Alhassan, Alexander Adjei-Quaye

Abstract


Information security is one of the most important and exciting career paths today all over the world. Information security simply referred to as InfoSec, is the practice of defending information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction. It is a general term that can be used regardless of the form the data may take (e.g. electronic, physical data, with knowledge of information security we are confident that our data is protected and also assured of the safety of our data and ensure that the value of our organizations maintained. But this is not the only explanation experts have given, information security is the life savior of organizations all over the globe. So people in this field can be considered as the physicians of the computer system, also we can call them the pathologist or better still the cardiologist of the computer system. Let‘s not under-estimate the impact of security incidents, which can lead to data loss, leaks of personal information, wasting of time, and the spread of viruses. We shouldn’t’ think that security incidents that happen to other computers will not affect us. We should take responsibility in managing your own information. Keep alert to news regarding security threats and equip ourselves and organizations with the latest knowledge. Consult experts and advisors if you are in any doubt. Keep a contact list of assistance, e.g. public services, application support, and ISP hotlines.


Keywords


Defending information from unauthorized access; Key to the future of every organization.

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