As security threats become more sophisticated, IT organizations must move from pure compliance to proactive defense and value-creation. DIV Security Solutions professionals leverage decades of experience, deep industry knowledge and business-process know-how to help protect against threats, minimize risks and enable the adoption of new technologies that promote growth.
The digitization of business processes has generated considerable benefits for companies and government agencies—but has also created a new category of cyber risk.
Today, most organizations—both public and private—have digitized much of their supply chains. This ongoing digitization continues to generate innovations in the way in which business is conducted.
On the flipside, however, public and private-sector organizations are now increasingly vulnerable to attack by hackers or competitors, electronic fraud, sabotage or the simple loss of data. The threat is intensified as enterprises become increasingly virtual, with IT infrastructure and services to enable business processes increasingly being delivered from beyond the corporate firewall.
As an organization’s ability to achieve high performance in large measure depends on its mastery of IT, it follows that protecting its digital assets is central to its ability to succeed. DIV advocates a proactive approach to the pressing challenge of securing an organization’s IT infrastructure, the vital processes it enables and the data it stores. Using the advanced tools and analytics built into the DIV Cyber Security Solution, it can help clients understand, predict and mitigate cyber risk.
DIV High Performance Business research has shown that IT is a key enabler of high performance for businesses and governments alike.
New technological developments, however, create new challenges when it comes to protecting the organization’s infrastructure. DIV Infrastructure Security Services offers a secure foundation for a holistic security program focused on securing and maintaining the basic building blocks of the IT organization.
Today, organizations face a host of security challenges:
  • Building and maintaining around-the-clock security is both expensive and complex.
  • Increasingly fragmented business models, with growing dependence on third parties and distributed business partners, means that the corporate IT environment is increasingly open and hard to define. Data security is a particular concern. In addition, disparate sources of data make it hard for cost-sensitive CIOs to obtain consolidation efficiencies.
  • Employees are using unapproved and untested devices and programs to access core business applications.
  • Employees are increasingly mobile and the workplace is no longer a specific location.
  • Increased speed and effectiveness of fraud investigation.
  • Security governance is increasingly complex owing to a plethora of security standards and frameworks.
  • Penalties for inadequate security.
  • It is difficult and time-consuming to obtain a holistic view of user behavior and cross-correlate it to security events.
  • Organizations frequently lack the staff and skills to analyze and respond effectively to security incidents.
High-performance businesses and governments understand the important role that IT plays in their ongoing success—and take care to safeguard this vital capability.
The first step is to evaluate your current security arrangements against comprehensive baseline criteria to identify potential IT risks. If your security standards do not meet the baseline, you are facing a potentially serious IT security risk.
There are three key components to mitigating IT security:
  • Security risk management: The continual process of identifying and managing risks through three main elements: a comprehensive baseline, cross-enterprise risk assessments and metrics reporting.
  • Comprehensive baseline: A target baseline to assess current security arrangements.
  • Vulnerabilities and weaknesses in security procedures, design, implementation or controls.
  • Business impacts, including financial loss, exposure of confidential data, loss of reputation and so on.
  • Business risk, including the potential damage or loss of an asset, including value, impact and likelihood of occurrence.

Information. It’s one of the most important assets organizations must safeguard in today’s business environment.

The amount of information and its strategic value have been growing to staggering levels, as has executive management’s awareness of the ability to exploit it. Data has become a distinct competitive advantage and must be kept safe from loss, corruption and unauthorized disclosure. Significant security trends affecting information include:
  • Rising cybercrime
  • Pervasive mobility and IT consumerization
  • Globally interconnected businesses
  • A steady increase in reported security breaches (In the US alone, more than 263 million records containing sensitive personal information have been involved in security breaches since January 2005.)
  • Increasing rigor in global regulations
DIV Information Protection Services offer scalable and adaptable frameworks to help organizations meet their privacy requirements and address regulatory and policy compliance issues. Our solutions merge technical controls and governance processes to appropriately protect sensitive information within the enterprise. Benefits of DIV Information Protection Services include prevention of data breaches that can potentially cause large reputation and financial losses. In addition, clients increase  compliance with  policies, security standards and regulations and enhance trust with their customers, partners and suppliers.

High-performance organizations know that secure data, applications, infrastructures—and protected identities—are crucial foundations for success.

With the rapid technological advances, increased market pressures and growing sophistication in security threats, IT organizations must move from pure compliance to proactive defense and value creation. IT leaders have to perform a delicate balancing act between mitigating risks and driving growth. Incorrect emphasis can render an organization vulnerable, or unable to move with the necessary agility to compete in the competitive global marketplace.
DIV’s Security Solutions professionals leverage decades of experience, deep industry knowledge and business-process know-how to create pragmatic, flexible approaches that can help protect against threats, minimize risks and adopt new technologies needed to grow. By implementing comprehensive security solutions, organizations can:
  • Increase shareholder value by reducing risk, costs and complexity
  • Achieve compliance targets
  • Improve productivity and business growth
  • Increase customer trust by protecting information and systems from threats and attacks