Information Security Philosophy
Information security means protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. It means preventing unauthorized subjects to access critical business information, while making sure this information is consistently available to those who are authorized to access it.
Our approach is simple: the purpose of information security is to safeguard the organisation. Information security is there to support the business, and not the other way around.
A secure organisation is one that effectively manages IT risk to ensure business continuity. The functioning of the business depends on a secure and operational IT infrastructure. Any technical risk can affect the equilibrium of the entire organisation.
The Pax Approach
Information security is rooted in the business
Securing IT starts with understanding how the technical supports the business processes. This is why securing an organisation begins with understanding the business goals.
Information security is more than implementing IT solutions. It traverses every level of the organisation, and includes people, processes and technology. The management of the organisation has the overall responsibility for security, and must remain involved in the information security process. Organisations are developing entities subjected to change. The management has the strategic view for coherent security governance, continuously aligning IT with the business goals.
Information security is risk based
The most advanced firewall might be a poor investment if your biggest threat are your own employees. The right security is the one that mitigates specific risks to the business. Information security risk assessment is the tool to uncover and evaluate incident scenarios that can disrupt the organisation. Risk assessment the basis for implementing optimal security controls and making cost-effective security decisions.
PaxRisk offers an ISO 27005-compliant assessment of enterprise security risks by evaluating threats, vulnerabilities, and the likelihood of security incident scenarios.
Information security is custom made
Security is no one-size-fits-all. As organisations face different risks, they have different security needs. The right security solutions are always custom made to mitigate risks, meet the strategic business needs, and fit the IT infrastructure. Without proper integration the complex environment can create more vulnerabilities than it solves.