Evolution of Information Security

Published On: October 13, 2015Categories: Blog

In the same way that computers and the use of the internet has exponentially increased over the last few decades, so has information security. Simply trying to stay up to date on social media and internet based threats is a job of its own. Funding, the level of security and amount of time spent regarding information security has steadily increased over the years, and will continue to rise in the near future. Many companies have struggled to evolve and stay up to date with information security trends. If your company falls in this boat, consider partnering with TrustMAPP, an information security platform designed to help you gain confidence and maintain advanced cyber security, no matter what the future has in store.

How Information Security Has Changed

  • The 1990’s – Known as “IT Security” at this time, a security focus was placed on overseeing protective software such as antivirus and firewalls. Most companies invested in external security blankets that they could point to for guidance if a security breach occurred. Not many information security projects occurred during this time because it was unknown on how to comply with regulations. Lastly, few dollars were allocated for funding information security requests during the 1990’s.
  • The 2000’s – New technology such as signature based communication made personal information better protected. New concerns regarding hacking and the growth of the world wide web placed a strong emphasis on protection from security breaches. Funding consistently increased when it came to information security needs. The Software Development Life Cycle created security guidelines and standards designed to reduce vulnerabilities across companies. From seeing the harm that security breaches can do to a firm, many executives began to fund advanced information security so that the brand itself did not get damaged and so that the firm did not become the next big name on the news for experiencing a data breach.
  • The Future – With the new cloud based concept, companies are having to find new ways to oversee and protect their valuable information. Nowadays, information security is a key driver in corporate strategy across a firm. Security doesn’t stop at computers any longer. Now, cell phones, tablets and at home computers must be analyzed and protected from any potential security threats as well. Case in point, information security is an ever evolving topic that should be a high priority within your firm.

Using TrustMAPP as a Resource

IT security teams need to have a plan streamlined across the company to ensure that everyone is on the same page and is a step ahead of any potential breaches that may be possible. In the same way that companies have adapted to new cyber threats that have evolved over the years, TrustMAPP is the perfect platform to help your firm stay in front of any potential breaches. Now is the time to team up with TrustMAPP today to help your information security team assess risk, measure security levels, analyze security data findings and improve the overall strength of your company. Give us a call today at (952) 544-0234 to learn more about how we can elevate your company’s information security.