Build an Information Security Strategy

  • ID: 4457577
  • Report
  • 97 pages
  • Info-Tech Research Group
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Tailor Best Practices to Effectively Manage Information Security
Are you prepared to manage ever-increasing security pressures?

Organizational and IT changes, hackers, and much more present information security leaders with what sometimes seems like an insurmountable challenge: how to manage the risks their systems face in a cost-effective manner.

A comprehensive approach that assesses the organization expectations and obligations for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical systems and data; current and future program capabilities; and budget and human resource constraints is needed to ensure that expectations can be met - or re-aligned, where necessary.

This action underscores the need for a scalable and iterative approach to designing, executing, maintaining, and communicating an effective and defensible information security strategy.

The blueprint will help IT security leaders:
  • Understand current security practice capabilities and performance
  • Understand your security obligations, scope, boundaries, and responsibilities
  • Establish a security target state based on your organizational context
  • Develop a strategy and roadmap to help you achieve your security target state
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Situation:
Technology sophistication and business adoption, the proliferation of hacking techniques, and the expansion of hacking motivations from financial to now social, political, or strategic motivations have resulted in organizations facing major security risk. Every organization needs some kind of information security program to protect its systems and assets.

Complication:
Performing an accurate assessment of your current security operations and maturity levels can be extremely difficult when you don’t know what to assess or how, along with the fact that an assessment alone is only the starting point. Senior management wants to know that adequate targets have been determined and there is a robust plan for how they are going to be met.

Resolution:
A robust information security framework with supporting methodologies was developed and tested to generate your organization’s comprehensive, highly actionable, and measurable security strategy and roadmap.
  • Robust security requirements gathering across the organization, key stakeholders, customers, regulators, and other parties ensure the security strategy is built in alignment with and supportive of enterprise and IT strategies and plans.
  • The best-of-breed security framework combines COBIT 5, ISO 27000 series, NIST SP 800-53, and CIS critical security controls to ensure all areas of security are considered, covered, and reported upon.
  • A comprehensive current state assessment, gap analysis, and initiative generation ensures nothing is left off the table.
  • Tested and proven rationalization and prioritization methodologies ensure the strategy you generate is not only the one the organization needs, but also the one the organization will support.
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