With the growing need for information and the exponentially expanding technology for handling organizational information, there is an equally exponential growth in the need to secure this information and the technology used to manipulate it.
The fundamental purpose of information security is to support the objectives of the organization. All organizations are exposed to uncertainties, some of which impact the organization in a negative manner. In order to support the organization, IT security professionals must be able to help their organizations’ management understand and manage these uncertainties.
The protection of this information ensures
i. Safety of organizational secrets.
ii. Protection of client data
iii. Maintenance of personnel privacy
Risk Management and Risk Assessment are major components of Information Security Management (ISM). Risk Africa® gives guidance on identification, analysis and the best applications for optimal information security risk management that best fit an individual organization
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