Information Security And Network Security

994 WordsApr 8, 20164 Pages
In information security, computer security and network security an Asset is any data, device, or other component of the environment that supports information-related activities. Assets generally include hardware (servers and switches), software (e.g. mission critical applications and support systems) and confidential information. Assets should be protected from illicit access, use, disclosure, alteration, destruction, and/or theft, resulting in loss to the organization. Security assets are quite helpful for large or small companies and have many different ways of protecting one’s information. It is quite common to find many individuals involved in compromising a company’s intellectual property. Suspects would most likely be a current/former employee, trusted customers, or competitors. Therefore security assets are major in protecting and securing a company’s information. The first step to securing intellectual Property is management structure. This will guarantee that your Intellectual Property will run with a few protection measures implemented. The second step is Operational Security. This will enable a background check on vendors and third parties. Also, this will go over existing hiring and departure policies for employees. The third and final step to securing intellectual property is Cyber security. This will put a stop to network intrusion, safeguard mobile device security, and remote access security. Protecting a company’s intellectual property is very important.

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