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Firewalls Or Awareness Campaigns?

Wednesday 27 September 2017


Why choose one? It’s amazing how often organisations tend to focus on just one aspect of information security. At Neupart, we encourage organisations to take a more holistic approach. Information security is a journey, not a destination (corny as that may sound), which requires various measures and ongoing processes.

That’s where the Neupart bullseye comes in. It can be helpful when creating a holistic information security management strategy. On the top half, there are administrative measures such as awareness campaigns, business continuity plans, and compliance. On the bottom half, there are technical measures - or physical, if you will – such as firewalls, antivirus software, and even fire extinguishers. You can then further divide the bull’s eye into preventative measures, on the left-hand side, and corrective measures, on the right-hand side.

When looking closely at the words in the bullseye, it quickly becomes apparent that all of them are necessary measures when creating a comprehensive information security strategy. There’s not much point having strong firewalls if your employees are not aware of the dangers of malicious phishing emails. Likewise, you will need up-to-date backups for your disaster recovery procedures to be effective.

The bullseye is a good visual reminder of all the different measures that go into information security management, and how they all play together to create a strong information security plan for your organisation. Make sure you hit the bullseye and have the necessary measures and processes in place to achieve compliance with the relevant standards.


Stop by the Neupart stand, C3, and see if you can hit the bullseye; figuratively, and literally. They will have a bullseye at their stand where you can try to hit the middle and win prizes. And don’t worry, if your aim is terrible, you can just chat about information security. 

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