Information security

The successful resolution of information security issues ensures the necessary conditions for good business and requires active participation in all projects by management as well as technical employees. The main information security risks are connected to breaches of confidentiality and the integrity and availability of information assets.

Information assets refer to data which, if lost, altered or destroyed, would critically impact the business. Remedies include anti-virus software, digital signatures (certification centers), encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), and detection and intrusion prevention on desktops and servers.

Along with the need to protect core information assets, an essential task is to ensure a high level of protection for subsidiary assets and those resources that ensure continuous operation of all business processes. Among subsidiary assets and, therefore, among the means of protecting them, are protection systems for business applications, servers, network infrastructure, security systems, and perimeters.

Ensuring information security is a complex task that is not limited to the introduction of technical protection measures. Effective management of established infrastructure must be managed through a management system that provides the ability to respond rapidly to emerging incidents and minimize possible damage.

In the process of managing information security, infrastructure can provide specialized systems, such as:

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). These systems allow you to collect information about events from various devices (such as security tools, active network devices, and operating systems), display critical events on a network map in real time, manage the network equipment to block attacks and malicious traffic, process and analyze incident security, and organize automatic incident reaction.

Identity Management Systems. This refers to systems designed to automate the process of managing user accounts in the workflow of the enterprise information system, and to allow monitoring at all stages of the lifecycle of a company employee’s account in the personnel system, pending the appointment of unique privileges in existing business applications. In this case, the owner of information resources will be involved in the decision-making process for allocating the necessary privilege level.

In order to create a system that could not only effectively solve business problems, but also meet legislative requirements and industry standards, it is necessary to carry out comprehensive work to bring existing infrastructure into compliance with regulatory requirements.

Federal Law 152 "On personal data", which provides for administrative and criminal responsibility in this area, has ramifications for virtually any organization. In addition, there are various industry standards for information security: for example, banks must comply with the standards laid down by the Bank of Russia in the field of information security, and organizations using the VISA payment system must comply with PCI DSS. Technoserv’s specialists can conduct comprehensive expert evaluation, which includes an assessment of the current situation, the rationale for security requirements and the identification of appropriate measures and remedies for addressing security management.

In addition, modern information security infrastructure makes it possible to optimize working time and reduce administrative costs by improving employee productivity.

Unsolicited e-mails or spam are a huge source of inefficiency, wasting millions of man-hours every year and threatening to undermine the integrity of organizations’ intellectual property. Statistics show that the use of information security systems substantially reduces the time required by staff to use e-mail, and protects against viruses and malware, while the use of web filters makes it possible to control access to sites not directly related to official duties.

Technoserv possesses all necessary licenses to operate in the field of information security (including state secrets), and boasts extensive practical experience in complex projects for the Russian government and commercial organizations.