Security Tips to Keep in Mind for 2023
Written by Rebecca Harrisson, Content Specialist, Ardoq.
Fast-growing scale-ups constantly work to scale their security to match their growth. Ardoq has experienced the proverbial growing pains associated with our own fast growth. As 2023 starts, we’d like to share some tips for better security in the new year.
All SaaS companies have to closely monitor their security standards. ISO 27001:2017 Certification is a great way to help with this and can build on existing standards like SOC2 Attestation. To keep in line with the ISO 27001 standard’s focus on continuous improvement, the push for better security means you can achieve more than just ticking a compliance checkbox.
Chief Security Officer at Ardoq, Nick Murson explains, “Certification and Attestation is more than just doing a job and forgetting about it until renewal. Compliance, in my mind, is dynamic and needs to change as the risks, technologies, and wider global environmental change.”
Code should constantly be under development. As every coder knows, no matter how careful you are, bugs will always be an issue, with some of the most stubborn ones not being evident until after a launch. It’s a matter of working towards continuous improvement.
Enterprise Architecture in Security
Cybersecurity architects play an essential role in good security practices. Some provide security best practices by using Enterprise Architecture tools to design systems, functions, and services. Their work eliminates or reduces the risk of security breaches.
Each security architect tailors their approach for their organization based on risk calculations and often includes three common elements:
- Phase 1: Develop Policies, Standards, and Best Practices
- Phase 2: Implementation of Phase 1
- Phase 3: Monitoring of Phases 1 and 2
Learn more about these three phases in 3 Phases of Cybersecurity Architecture.
Risk Management and Data Compliance
Today, data governance involves many complex layers. Part of achieving thorough data compliance is knowing who owns what data, where it physically exists, and how it’s used in the business. Data Lineage is one way to build this understanding and help organizations cope with growing data streams.
Learn more about how to Effectively Manage Risk and Data Compliance With Data Lineage.
About the Author
Rebecca loves to play with words, constructing clear and concise stories. She has lived in Europe, working in communications for over 20 years. Currently she is a content specialist at Ardoq.
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