Technology today has move forward in leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. This has created new opportunities for jobs, entertainment, how we go about our daily lives and even organize the vast wealth of information at our fingertips. With all this information constantly being exchanged any given day, companies and organizations have had to step up their game too. Information Systems Security is a big part of keeping security systems for this information in check and running smoothly.
Throughout time information has always been stolen, bartered or taken for personal gain or greed. There is an exchange of digital information going on all the time throughout the world. Every time someone swipes a card, logs into their e-mail or a million other things that can happen is an exchange of digital information. Just like physical information, this information can be stolen and used for personal gain or greed. Through this course what I learnt is that Information Systems Security is very important to help protect against this type of theft. Companies and organizations are especially vulnerable since they have a wealth of information from their employees. This can include names, addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, payrolls, etc. This information is sensitive and needs to be protected. Many companies and organizations today have an IT and security department to oversee their network systems. The main focus of this industry is to protect these systems and to prevent the information from being stolen too. People in this industry can be involved with several tasks including raising user awareness, improving existing security systems, and in some cases even investigating security breaches too.
Coming from non-IT background, this course helped me in understanding that Information Systems Security is very important not only for people but for companies and organizations too. There is sensitive information that needs to be protected and kept out of the wrong hands at all times. This means having an effective of skilled individuals in this field to oversee the security systems and to keep them running smoothly.