Technical publications from the IT Faculty are written for business people, not 'techies', and are aimed at helping members make better use of their IT in their businesses and those of their clients.
The IT Faculty provides these publications as a part of its member service. Subjects are selected to be of most use to accountants in their work and are subject to a rigorous review process through the IT Faculty Technical Committee.
Information security is the branch of risk management that seeks to manage threats to organisational information. There are of course all kinds of information security risks. They all need to be assessed and businesses need to decide how to treat each one. This guide is solely concerned with the mitigation of information security risk.
Clear and concise explanations are given for the most common IT security expressions, phrases, acronyms and jargon.
By following a number of basic steps, organisations can significantly improve their online security and help safeguard their most important assets and trading relationships.
The purpose of this guide is to introduce you to the debate on security and assurance in the Cloud, define some of the key areas of concern and, most importantly, outline some of the current work being done to build this assurance, and thereby to reinforce Cloud as a valid business strategy for delivering information systems.