With the IT/IT-enabled sector booming in India, the sector has an important responsibility to guard information that may offer them competitive advantage. The twin challenge of this sector is to safeguard and protect customer information and at the same time provide a safe and pleasant environment for its employees to work in.

Threats to the IT sector are complex and varied

Risk assessment – it is important to consider the people, process, technology, and physical vulnerabilities that, if exploited by a threat, could affect the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of critical functions. Responses to potential risk include:

  • Improving physical security
  • Establishing cyber access controls
  • Neutralizing threats
  • Employee backgroundchecks

In addition to the risks presented by manmade and natural threats, the IT sector also faces cyber and physical threats from criminals, hackers, terrorists, and nation-states.