Security Audits Services in India

Today all business, except few, is processed through electronically and their all information are stored and processed digitally. Their information is transmitted through internet. Every activity of business is depending on the proper usage of the Information technology. As all business is based on information technology, security is must for everyone today.

Security audits are usually used for the business information security in any organization. The auditing approach must be designed to cover all the aspects of security including people, processes and technology. Audits play an essential role in maintains the appropriate levels of security in your organization, but different types of audits are required for different situations. The auditor must have adequate knowledge about the company and the structure of the organization.

If security audit is implemented correctly, it reveals the weak points of the organization, its employees, and other areas. While auditing the auditor should investigate what security controls are in place and how they work? An information security audit is one of the best ways to decide the security of an organization’s information without sustain the cost and other associated damages of a security incident. Security audits evaluate an information system’s performance against a list of criteria.

Security audit involves everyone who uses any computer resources throughout the organization. Security audits provide tools to examine how secure a site really is. Computer security auditors perform their work though personal interview, examination of operating system settings, analysis of network shares, and historical data. They are concerned mainly with how securities are actually used. There are a number of key questions that security audits should ready to answer.

How difficult it is to crack the password?
Are the audit logs to record that accesses data?
How is your backup media stored? Who has access to the backup stored? Is it up-to-date?

These are just a few of the kind of questions that should be review in a security audit.

According to the president of the Internet Security Advisors Group, Ira Winkler; security audits, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing are the three main types of security diagnostics. Each of the three groups takes a different approach and may be best suited for a particular objective and purpose. Security audits measure an information system’s performance against a list of criteria. A vulnerability assessment, involves a comprehensive study of an entire information system, seeking potential security weaknesses. Penetration testing is a covert operation, in which a security expert tries a number of attacks to ascertain whether or not a system could resist the same types of attacks from a wicked hacker.

When it comes to protecting your business and a security audit is important to ensure that it establishes a good strategy and business plan. The security of your business issues affects your customer relations. Many people would be discouraged from addressing a business that is not safe. They may feel that business or other personal information that may be affected you. Your business should be safe and secure from risks then only your business can gain people’s trust. Every business should use security audits in the present scenario. The security audits are used to measure security policy compliance and recommend solutions to deficiencies in compliance.

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Security Professionals: Become Proactive Instead of Reactive with Ethical Hacking Training

Algonquin, IL (PRWEB) May 23, 2014

Unfortunately, the threat of cyber attacks has become a routine part of doing business for many U.S. companies. In fact, about 90 percent of corporations surveyed by the Ponemon Institute in 2011 have had at least one data breach during the past year. But large companies are not the only ones vulnerable to attack; small businesses were victimized in 31 percent of all cyber attacks in 2012, according to cybersecurity firm Symantec. With companies large and small susceptible to ever more targeted and sophisticated attacks on a daily basis, courses in ethical hacking are becoming increasingly beneficial to information technology (IT) and security (IS) professionals, who can use the information they learn to better secure their employers networks, applications and other assets.

In an effort to help IT and IS professionals understand the mindset, methods and tools that hackers use to instigate cyber attacks, CEO Anthony Valente is pleased to announce Network Defense Solutions, Inc. is now offering online education courses on the Introduction to Ethical Hacking. These courses are being presented in a joint launch with Internet Tech Specialists, a full-service technology and training company.

“As security professionals, Anthony and I feel it’s imperative for others to understand how hackers and malware producers craft their exploits,” says Debbie Mahler, Internet Tech Specialists CEO, “By understanding how it’s done, security professionals can recognize new attack vectors as they appear as well as recognize how to close holes in their networks, devices and software that are making them vulnerable in the first place.”

While Valente and Mahler understand the importance of teaching ethical hacking principles to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students and security professionals seeking ongoing education, many colleges and universities do not offer ethical hacking courses in fear that the information taught will be used for malicious acts.

“Because schools won’t let us teach this kind of information,” Valente says, “Weve decided to deliver this content ourselves.

However, this is not a course to teach people how to hack in the malicious setting. Hacking is illegal, he adds. The course is designed to teach current and aspiring security professionals, as well as students involved or seeking to get involved with STEM who are 18 years and older, what they need to know in order to deliver the highest level of security in their professional capacity.”

Therefore, students should be aware that the classes are not designed to help them gain access to networks they do not have permission or legal documentation stipulating they may perform a network-penetration test or security audit.

Students can register for one-week or eight-week course sessions. Downloadable materials, video tutorials and virtual machines are included in course fees. Additionally, students have access to a discussion forum where they can engage with instructors and other students.

One-week Courses: