FireOak Strategies follows a set of guiding principles as we work to support organizations’ information management, knowledge management, and information security needs. These principles -- and our core values -- serve as a common framework for working effectively with clients. We aim to help organizations make the most of the knowledge they produce and their internal staff’s expertise, know-how, and experience while simultaneously ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of these mission-critical resources.
We approach information management holistically. We strongly believe that knowledge management, information management, and information security are closely intertwined; these aren’t separate or isolated functions. Knowledge management is about ensuring that data, information, and knowledge are all accessible, usable, findable, and discoverable -- by the people who need it, when they need it, and how they need to access it.
Information security supports knowledge management by ensuring that the data, information, and knowledge that an organization needs is always available to those who need it, can be trusted to be current and accurate, and is protected against damage or destruction. Mature information security programs balance the need to lock down data and systems with the need to support knowledge sharing.