Information & Data Security Basics
Information and data security refers to the practice of protecting sensitive and confidential information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. This includes a range of practices, technologies, and policies that are used to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and information assets. Information and data security aims to prevent unauthorized access to data and information and to ensure that data and information are only accessed by authorized individuals or systems. It is a critical component of any organization’s overall security strategy and is essential to protect against cyber threats and data breaches.
Why is Information & Data Security?
- Protecting sensitive information: Sensitive information such as financial records, customer data, and personal information must be protected to prevent unauthorized access or misuse.
- Regulatory compliance: Failure to comply with specific industry-centric regulations can result in significant financial penalties and reputational damage.
- Intellectual property protection: Companies often have proprietary information that must be protected to prevent theft or unauthorized use.
- Mitigating risk: Protecting data and information can help mitigate the risk of data breaches, cyber-attacks, and other security incidents that can result in financial loss, legal liability, and damage to an organization’s reputation.
- Business continuity: Ensuring the security of critical data and information is essential for maintaining business continuity in the event of a security incident or disaster.
The audience for this training program would typically be individuals who are interested in or working in information technology. This may include IT professionals, system administrators, network engineers, or software developers. It is also for the students who are likely to join large organizations in entry-level positions.
The learning objectives for the basics of Monitoring & Alerting include:
- Understanding the fundamental concepts and principles of information and data security, including confidentiality, integrity, availability, and access control.
- Familiarizing oneself with different security frameworks and standards, such as NIST and ISO 27001.
- Understanding data protection regulations and how to comply with them.
- Understanding the importance of security and how to use it within the organization.
- Basic computer skills: Candidates should have a basic understanding of computer operations, such as using a mouse, keyboard, and operating system.
- Basic understanding of the importance of data protection.