The IT security and the cybersecurity encompass the means to strengthen, maintain and protect the information system companies around the world, especially in Tunisia, against all breach Where degradation of data. To ensure security, companies usually hire a security manager who is responsible for implementing the best security practices which ensures the availability and efficiency of the information system.
To follow the digital revolution in Tunisia, IT Security services must be renewed so that they are flexible and always effective in the face of attacks and threats aimed at information systems and which continue to grow exponentially. What makes the IT security a necessity for Tunisian companies.
Why Computer Security is essential for companies in Tunisia and around the world?
According to Cisco global studies, the consequences of cyberattacks for companies are catastrophic: closure of companies, bad reputation, concern about breaches of sensitive data that are at the heart of business operations. These repercussions must make companies aware that the protection of their information system is essential.
If companies do not have a strong backup policy in place, they will not be able to recover files encrypted by cybercriminals. Moreover, paying the ransom does not guarantee obtaining the decryption key. These attacks, which have become common, must make managers aware that the protection of their information system is essential.
External and internal security risks:
1- External Computer Security Risks
There are different types of viruses with different levels of risk:
- The software spies recover sensitive data.
- The towards have the ability to replicate themselves to alter the functioning of the operating system.
- The trojans take on the appearance of a normal program in order to recover data.
The concept of "Ransomware" is mainly based on the holding of sensitive data hostage (espionage) of companies by a hacker or also called "Hacker". This data can be returned to its owner in exchange for a sum of money.
2 – Internal IT Security Risks
There are studies recently carried out which estimate that more than 35% of incidents are due to human errors and due to poor handling by employees. In other words, a single click on a link can open a breach and lead to failures and data loss.
Preventive actions to secure your company's IS
Preventive actions are the first actions to take to reduce hacking attempts and data loss, and thus ensure the IT security of your company's IT system. This is achieved through various actions:
1- IT Security Audit:
Knowing your information system and its ability to react to cyberattacks is an essential step in implementing an effective IT Security strategy.
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2- Employee awareness :
Consider appointing a manager who aims to raise awareness among your employees of security risks, while implementing an IT Security charter.
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3- The use of protection tools :
The use of effective and affordable protection tools, namely:
- A Firewall to protect your IS from intrusions.
- Professional antiviruses to protect data from viruses.
- “Antispam” solutions to protect your email from malicious messages or spam.
- Automatic backup solutions.
4- Have an up-to-date information system:
Keeping your information system up to date is a necessary action to guarantee good computer protection.
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Data Security Regulations in Tunisia
Cybersecurity in Tunisia is managed by the National Agency for Computer Security (ANSI) since 2004. ANSI is under the supervision of the Ministry of Communication Technologies and the Digital Economy. It aims to monitor the IT systems of organizations as well as public and private networks.
In the event of attacks or intrusions, the managers of the company concerned must immediately inform ANSI of the damage caused, so that it can take the necessary measures.
NB: public or private organizations are required to carry out an audit of their infrastructure and network and submit it to ANSI, according to decree no. 2004-1250 of the law of May 25, 2004.
Conclusion on Data Security
The digital transformation in Tunisia allows SMEs and SMIs to have all the necessary tools to ensure the growth of their activities. However, these must follow the rules of security and data protection, to avoid pitfalls in the event of internal or external security risks.