Guidance Consulting to Offer Insight on Managing an Information Security Team

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According to the IT consultants at Guidance Consulting, Inc., one of the biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to hiring and retraining a good information security team is mismanagement. As with any field that works with highly talented and specialized individuals, it takes additional training on behalf of the managers to get the most out of the team.

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While a vulnerability assessment and security measures are a great first step in securing a network, the truth is that companies also have to look ahead.

As part of a new program designed to increase vulnerability protection, Guidance Consulting now offers information security team management. This latest branch of their IT consulting services, one of many plans the company has recently developed in an attempt to meet increased demand, is meant to enhance the operations and productivity of an IT team either currently in existence or just starting to form.

“What we're finding is that many companies already have an information security team in place, either built from an existing IT workforce or from new hires,” says Guidance Consulting senior consultant Daniel Gottilla. “And while many of these employees are highly trained individuals in the field of IT, there may be areas in which strengthening the team will strengthen the security of the company's IT network. That's what we want to accomplish.”

This kind of thinking aligns with what many corporations already know: a company's technology is only as strong as the people behind it. Because the field of information technology is one that is always changing and encountering new challenges (as viruses are developed and hackers find new ways to infiltrate IT systems), it's important to have a team of professionals who can stay on that edge.

“While a vulnerability assessment and security measures are a great first step in securing a network,” says Gottilla, “the truth is that companies also have to look ahead. Oftentimes, that means having their own full-time employees working on IT security.”

As Guidance Consulting will be the first to tell you, managing those full-time employees can be a big job all on its own. That's why the new Information Security Team Management program promises to be one of the largest areas of focus for new and existing clients.

About Guidance Consulting

Guidance Consulting is a leader in offering a wide range of services related to Information security, technology staffing, and general information technology consulting.

For over 15 years, Guidance Consulting has been delivering profitable technology results to everything from small, private firms to Fortune 500 companies. In addition to meeting vulnerability management, regulatory compliance, and staffing needs, Guidance Consulting implements a wide range of IT solutions that help companies to cut costs, increase productivity, and avoid damages associated with vulnerability issues to get the most out of the current technologies available for businesses of all sizes.

Guidance Consulting is located in Duluth, GA with office in Texas and Washington. For more information about Guidance Consulting and their products and services, visit their website at http://www.guidance-consulting.com .

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