5 FAQs about Remediation Efforts in Information Security and Compliance
Remediation is arguably the most important process in the information security workflow. It is the set of measures taken to eliminate a security threat that is live. It is necessary to remediate both security and compliance risks in any organization in order to protect customer and employee data from breaches and thefts.
Organizations have a lot of questions about remediation efforts in information security and compliance. Here, we have tried to answer five of the most common FAQs about remediation efforts in information security and compliance.
How can we track remediation efforts in our organization?
In the event of a security breach, it is important to constantly monitor the progress of remediation of the risk(s) that caused that breach. To be able to track the remediation efforts in your organization, you must increase the visibility of the remediation workflow that you follow. One quick and easy way to do this is to link or integrate the security and compliance risks that threaten your business operations with the remediation measures that are designed to eliminate these risks.
How do we increase the promptness of remediation efforts in our organization?
Security and compliance risks can expand to malicious levels if not remediated immediately. Therefore, it is important that you undertake quick remediation measures in your organization. To increase the promptness of remediation efforts in your organization, you must ensure that human and financial resources are appropriately allocated for this cause. Moreover, you should also look at risks and remediation in a holistic manner to take prompt steps towards risk remediation.
How can we integrate information security and compliance risks with remediation?
Integrating information security and compliance risks with remediation can be easily achieved through automation. Automated software, such as BizzSecure’s EAID solution, can digitally connect each risk to its customized remediation plan. This way, if a security breach ever happens in your organization, you will immediately know what steps you must follow in order to eliminate or contain the risk.
What should we do after we have remediated a risk?
Risk remediation is not the last step in the risk management workflow. Remediation efforts must be complemented with an additional risk reassessment step. This is because
remediated risks may still be dangerous if your data assets remain vulnerable. Therefore, reassess your risks and determine if any further remediation measures need to be taken to maintain the security posture of your organization.
Who are the first responders for information security or compliance threat remediation?
Typically, organizations have an information security team that tracks the risks and the progress of remediation efforts. Many organizations also hire a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to lead the security team. In case of compliance risks, if the employees responsible for propagating the risks are alerted in time, they may become first responders, too. Automation can easily help assign such responsibilities in these security management operations.
We have tried to address some of the most common FAQs related to remediation efforts in information security and compliance. We hope that you are able to improve your organization’s remediation efforts through our answers to these FAQs