Top 5 Best Practices for Implementing an Information Security Program

Top 5 Considerations To Take On In Security Program Development

These 5 Security Program Components are all about helping you build a healthy and effective Security Program.

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Characteristics for Implementing an Information Security Program

Select activities your team can do. Whether it is yourself or someone on your team, the less red tape the better in terms of authorizing the task is what you are looking for. Your efforts should be in progress, not cutting thru red tape.

Select activities that can help tell a story, the reason people do assessments in their environment is that it tells a story.” There are other stories that can be told so taking on these types of activities can help you get more complex tasks authorized.

Do things that are easy: Especially when you are trying to get momentum in the beginning of your security program development efforts. Short duration efforts that you can execute with the resources you have.

Build it manual, often people get hung up trying to get thru red tape to get budget and approval for a technology purchase. Start with building the processes first. You want to buy a detailed GRC technology, document the manual risk assessment process first. You want some crazy AI client protection solution, build the client hardening documentation first.

Get external Help: Consultants like us can do a lot as well, of course, it does take the budget to bring us in. If this is not an issue, then you can use specific content expertise to further move your team forward. Also, consultants come and go so you can use them for tasks that may have political ramifications internally. The key is to use consultants in ways that emphasize the other items we talked about today.

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Mike Gentile

CISOSHARE’s President and CEO
Mike Gentile has been helping organizations build Information Security Programs for more than 20 years. He has written multiple recognized books on the subject, provided hundreds of presentations, and built many Security Programs in both internal and external consulting roles