Top 5 Best Practices for Implementing an Information Security Program

Top 5 Best Practices for Security Program Development

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Information Security Program Development Best Practices

Select activities and remediation efforts your team can do.

Whether 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 focused on progress, not cutting through red tape.

Select activities that can help tell a story.

The reason people do assessments in their environment is to get the whole story of what’s going on in their environment. There are other stories that can be told so taking on these types of activities can help you get more complex tasks authorized.

Pick activities that are easy to complete quickly.

Do things that are easy to complete, especially when you’re trying to get momentum in the beginning of your security program development efforts. Focus on implementing projects with short durations that you’ll be able to execute with the resources you have.

Focus on building out the processes first.

Oftentimes, people get hung up on trying to get through the red tape posed by the budget and approval for a technological purchase. These tools don’t make up the information security program.

If you want to buy a detailed GRC technology, you should focus on documenting the risk assessment process first. If you want an AI client protection solution, build out the client hardening documentation first.

Not only will the documentation help you build out and establish what you need in your information security program, it will help you build out the requirements to look for in potential automated tools and solutions.

Consider getting external help.

Consultants like CISOSHARE can do a lot to build out your information security program, although it does take some spending and budget to bring us in.

If this is not an issue, then you can use specific content expertise to further move your team forward. 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