The Language of Information Security – The Devil is in the Details
A theme I touch on regularly is that learning information security is like learning a new language. I remember the first time I took a German language course in school, and something caught my attention. The teacher had to spend a surprising amount of time teaching the class English first. What a surprise! Every person in the class spoke English fluently, but they had forgotten many of the building blocks of English, such as what adjectives, pronouns, and prepositions were. When the class was over, everyone was on their way to learning a new language, and many learned their native language even better too!
When speaking the language of information security, one thing we know is that the devil is in the details. For this reason, when helping a firm improve security we like to start from the ground up, with our “IT Topology Mapping” service. With this service, a detailed map of information flows within IT is created. This service is one of the building blocks for speaking the language of information security, but a great thing can happen for the IT Manager along the way. As progress is made with information security, they may learn their native IT language better too!
Let me share some real-life examples of what I mean:
An IT professional and an Information Security professional speak different languages, but many of the building blocks of the language are the same. A good security consultant will improve security through documentation and change, while at the same time doing what they can to empower the IT Manager to take excellent care of their users! An “IT Topology Mapping” is a great way to get started!
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