The Role of Information Security in an Organization


Now as the time is passing the need of Information Security is increasing day by day. Almost all the institutions have established the information Security department to face these challenges of hacking or other internal or external threats.

There are several reasons that organizations have established Information Security department. This can be because the Government regulations required it or for Audit Report or the Senior Management thought that its necessary. Whatever the reason of establishing it but now it’s the need of time to save company to face any disaster in the form of reputation damage or financial loss. Now as the huge responsibility lies on role of Information Security department but unfortunately their mission is often misunderstood. The Information Security department can assist in managing the risks and threats to the organizations but they cannot guarantee the security of an organization’s information or system. In fact, risk is an inevitable part of life. It is the responsibility of Information Security department to help manage the risk to the organization.

Now at this point Information Security department has to set up some Long term goals as well as Short term goals. Long term goals may take several months or years to accomplish but then they might be able to quantify the risk. Significant work requires in areas like assessments, vulnerability tracking, threat identification and policy compliance monitoring.

Along with this, from time to time Short term objectives should be planned too. These can be upgrading the software, installation of a new product or even it can be checking the security of the premises. No matter how we define all these objectives, the goal is ultimately towards the Long term security for the organization.

Increase in Cyber Crime Rate

The survey of 2017 is showing that this year the Cyber Crime rate is increasing more then the previous years. One of the reason is this that companies are not taking proper steps to protect them against these types of attacks. The breach can cause material loss as well as can damage the company’s system too.

One of the reason is this that in the past years  companies have not taken proper steps in order to save themselves from all types of such attacks.But now time has come that, that they do have to set up some strategy to protect themselves against this increasingly cyber crime rate. To over come this we don’t need an expensive solution. Companies need to make a solid strategy and take smart steps in order to save them from the expensive solutions of Cyber Security Vendors.

Why FTP is Insecure?

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a TCP/IP protocol which transfers files between FTP servers and clients. With the use of either an IP address or a hostname, FTP can create a link to a remote computer after resolving host names to IP addresses.

FTP has a major drawback while performing authentication the data will transfer in plain text, this allows anyone spoofing traffic to capture the username and password mid-transaction. This is the reason why people call FTP insecure. An Alternate to FTP is SFTP and SCP which are more secure and less vulnerable way to transfer files or copy data between different systems, which is recommend by most of security expert.

Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is an interactive file transfer protocol parallel to FTP, with the strong difference of encrypting all traffic between SFTP client and the SFP server. In addition, SFTP supports additional features such as public key authentication and compression.

Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) is responsible for copying files from a remote server to the local system over a secure connection, enduring that data in transit is kept confidential. A number of SCP products use an SSH connection to ensure the security of the secure copy operation.

The FTP Brute Force Attacker offered in Secure Windows Auditor is an excellent way to verify the vulnerability of the user’s authentication credentials and identify weak usernames and passwords to login to a FTP server by performing FTP Brute Force Attacks. File Servers are repository of any organization, Attackers can use brute force applications, such as password guessing, tools and scripts in order to try all the combinations of well-known user names and passwords. Such applications help in hacking the important information of a company. By using the FTP Brute Force Attacker the user can take a precautionary step and identify these weak areas in their system before they are found out and taken advantage of by others.

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Secure Bytes was visualized and emerged in Chicago , IL, U.S.A. Company started its operations in 2004. We commit highest return on investments and consider continuous research and development as the building blocks of our existence. We provide Digital Risk Management solutions which is a critical concern due to increased number of identified security threats. Digital Risk brings an organization in a situation where besides money, “Trust” and “Corporate Identity” are at stake.

Secure Bytes was visualized and emerged in Chicago

Secure Bytes was visualized and emerged in Chicago , IL, U.S.A. Company started its operations in 2004. We commit highest return on investments and consider continuous research and development as the building blocks of our existence. We provide Digital Risk Management solutions which is a critical concern due to increased number of identified security threats. Digital Risk brings an organization in a situation where besides money, “Trust” and “Corporate Identity” are at stake.

Secure Bytes offers an automated auditing tool “Secure Auditor” and various services like Security Auditing Services, Network Designing Services, Vulnerability Assessment Services, System Hardening Services, Penetration Testing Services, Policy Services and Technical Training Services.