Green Cyber security is complementary to ESG
The EU taxonomy of ESG also affects the IT infrastructure. This is where organisations can massively reduce its energy consumption. In todays developed world, companies consume a lot of energy for their IT, cooling systems, manufacturing and transport.
A IT expert responsible for IT security should regularly audit the IT environment to make sure that all systems are adequately protected against cyber threats as they are partly to be blamed for massive energy consumption when hackers try to break into many computer devices.
That is why ESG expects organizations to make an effort to also reduce the impact of their IT infrastructure on the environment and local community. Hence, it has become part of governance to ensure a green cyber security awareness is part of European business culture.
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FAQ on Green IT and Green Cyber Security
Green IT (green information technology) is a best practice approach to reducing the environmental impact of the computing infrastructure of an organization. This is complemented by the EU taxonomy of ESG in relation to Green Cyber security.
Hence, the objective is to reduce pollution, water consumption, waste and energy consumption. Furthermore, the impact of IT on local communities are to be reduced as during manufacturing, usage and disposal of IT equipment we will experience an environmental consumption that affects wilrdlife and humans.
Green Information Technologies (Green IT) try to reduce and avoid unnecessary impacts on the environmental. Examples of Green IT include energy efficient software, hardware and data centers, server virtualization, and monitoring systems.
This also expands to the way the organizational perimeters are protected against cyber attacks as they usually generate substantial pollutants as cyber criminals manipulate the computer systems.