IT Security


IT security is a core competetency at Infrasupport.  Greg Scott, Infrasupport CTO, holds CISSP certification number 358671 and has been active in the IT security field since 2000.

CISSP® (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification is a globally recognized standard of achievement that confirms an individual’s knowledge in the field of information security. CISSPs are information assurance professionals who define the architecture, design, management and/or controls that assure the security of business environments. It was the first certification in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024.

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²®, sponsors the CISSP exam.

The exam lasts a grueling 6 hours and is not for the feint of heart.  Preparing for the exam requires at least 5 years of work experience and lots of studying the 10 security domains.   Here is a link to the (ISC)²® site with details.

Why go to the trouble?

Because IT security is critically important to your business, probably more than you think.

Watch this space for links to an ongoing series of blog entries making the case in detail.  For now, just pick up any newspaper or watch the evening news.  Barely a day goes by without a new headline screaming about a data breach.

Think about this – how do criminals generally break into secure networks and steal secrets without getting caught?  The short answer is, they try to use your IT network and computers to do it.  The game is not necessarily to steal your secrets.  The game is to use your equipment and Internet connection to steal somebody else’s secrets.