In order to establish the proper provision of information security, one should have a clear understanding of the basic concepts, goals, and role of the virtual data room.
Fundamentals of Ensuring Information Security of an Organization on Commercial Deals
Information security implies ensuring the protection of data from theft or changes, both accidental and deliberate. An organization’s information security system is an effective tool to protect the interests of owners and users of information. It should be noted that damage can be caused not only by unauthorized access to information. It can be obtained as a result of the breakdown of communication or information equipment with a virtual dataroom. Particularly relevant is the effective organization of ensuring the security of information banking systems and open institutions.
The virtual data rooms should provide protection against all types of accidental and intentional influences: natural disasters and accidents, failures and failures of technical means, errors of personnel and users, errors in programs, and deliberate actions of intruders.
There is a wide range of options for ways and methods of accessing data and interfering with the processing and exchange of information. Analysis of all system vulnerabilities, assessment of possible damage will allow you to correctly determine the measures to protect information. The calculation of the effectiveness of protective measures can be done by various methods depending on the properties of the protected information and the model of the offender.
A correctly constructed (adequate to reality) model of an intruder, which reflects his practical and theoretical capabilities, a priori knowledge, time and place of action, and other characteristics, is an important component of successful risk analysis and determination of requirements for the composition and characteristics of the protection system. Knowing the totality of information sources, the possible leakage channels of protected information, and the variety of methods of unauthorized access to sources, you can start developing protection measures.
Generalized Categories of M&A Transactions
There are several generalized categories of methods of m&a transactions protection against unauthorized attacks, in particular:
- Organizational (including administrative);
- Technological (or engineering);
- Moral and ethical (or socio-psychological).
The first category includes measures and activities regulated by the internal instructions of the organization operating the information system. An example of such protection is the assignment of secrecy labels to documents and materials stored in a separate room and the control of employees’ access to them.
The second category is made up of protection mechanisms implemented on the basis of software and hardware, for example, identification and authentication systems or burglar alarms. The third category includes measures of control over the implementation of normative acts of national importance, mechanisms for the development and improvement of the regulatory framework governing information protection issues.
Financial methods of protection with virtual data rooms involve the introduction of special surcharges when working with protected information, as well as a system of deductions and fines for violation of regime requirements. Moral and ethical methods are not mandatory, but they are quite effective in dealing with internal violators. Practical methods, as a rule, combine elements of several of the listed categories. So, access control to premises can be an interconnection of organizational and technological protection methods.
Violation of confidentiality occurs as a result of information leakage. Protection of information from leakage is an activity aimed at preventing the uncontrolled distribution of protected information as a result of its disclosure, unauthorized access to information, and receipt of protected information by intelligence.