1. Communication with all departments and staffs and conducting regular audits As cybersecurity is a concern of the company and the employees for the privacy and safety, so a person in charge of IT security should maintain communication with top-level authority to all other departments and staffs for successful implementation of any strategy and policy. There should be advance plan for any unwanted security breach and detailed instruction for others to avoid further damage.
Regular audits have to be done to assess the current situation, to ensure that the implemented policies are functioning smoothly and to know if there is any need of change, improvement or remediation in the policies. As the security professional doesn’t work alone, there should be well coordination and meeting among all the responsible person to avoid conflict between functionality and information security. A security professional should be organizationally sound to make the authority realize the need for new measures and sufficient budget to conduct the security maintenance. Informing and reporting the client and organization of the security threats, risks, possible solutions and other available options. The security professional should make others aware of the threats and train about the preventive measure.2. Keeping the System Updated to deter the most advanced and sophisticated security threatThe security professional should monitor all the programs, software and hardware which are related to information storage.
All anti-virus, anti-spyware, software for internet security and system firewall require regular update to be able to confront and prevent any cyber intrusion in the information storage and system. An IT expert must ensure the regular update, review, analysis and fine-tuning of all necessary materials to keep the system secured which covers not only the software, hardware, and the storage units but also the passwords, biometrics and encryption language. The connection with external sources must be checked recurrently for any flaws for the safe passage of data. An IT security professional should be technically competent and it is a responsibility to remain well-aware of all the advanced security measures that can be incorporated to the current system, to inform the client and organization of the benefits and should remain up to date about any newly launched cyber threats and risks. There should be frequent inspections of the overall system and thorough gatekeeping process to avoid the intrusion of damaging and false data which can harm the image of the client. The power supply sources also should be checked by a security professional as any disruption in electricity can hinder the information sharing.
All these responsibilities should be covered with the shed of ethics and moral judgment of the security professional as to himself not violating others’ privacy, being honest while dealing with information and informing the law enforcement agencies of any national security threats.