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Implement a Security Governance and Management Program

Align security and business objectives to get the greatest benefit from both.

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Contributors

  • Scott Trickett, Director of IS Infrastructure\Operations Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance
  • Dave Millier, CEO, Uzado Inc.
  • Three anonymous contributors
  • The security team often doesn’t understand business goals.
  • The organization lacks direction regarding security initiatives and how to prioritize them.
  • Risks are not treated appropriately.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Business and security goals should be the same. Businesses cannot operate without security and security's goal is to enable safe business operations.
  • Security governance supports security strategy and management. These three elements create a protective arch around business operations, and governance is the keystone. It seems like a small aspect, but it holds the whole program together.
  • Governance defines the laws, but they need to be policed. Governance sets standards for what actions are permitted, but only management can verify that these standards are being observed.

Impact and Result

  • Your security governance and management program needs to be aligned with business goals to be effective.
  • This approach also helps to provide a starting point to develop a realistic governance and management program.
  • This project will guide you through the process of implementing and monitoring a security governance and management program that prioritizes security, while keeping costs to a minimum.

Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should implement a security governance and management framework, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

Guided Implementations

This guided implementation is a six call advisory process.

Guided Implementation #1 - Align business goals with security objectives

Call #1 - Understand what security governance means for you.
Call #2 - Governance Development Checkpoint I

Guided Implementation #2 - Develop an effective governance framework

Call #1 - Develop an effective framework.
Call #2 - Governance Development Checkpoint II

Guided Implementation #3 - Manage your governance framework

Call #1 - Metrics, audits, and why they matter.
Call #2 - Governance Development Checkpoint III

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Security Management

Establish the missing bridge between security and the business to support tomorrow's enterprise with minimal resources.
This course makes up part of the Security & Risk Certificate.


Course information:

  • Title: Security Management
  • Number of Course Modules: 4
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Featured Analysts:
  • Jessica Ireland, Research lead, Security Practice
  • Logan Rohde, Research Analyst, Security Practice
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Member Testimonials

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After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve. See our top member experiences for this Blueprint, and what our clients have to say.

Client

Experience

Impact

$ Saved

Days Saved

Weston Foods (Canada) Inc

Guided Implementation

8/10

N/A

5

DAI Global, LLC

Guided Implementation

9/10

$12,742

5

Elementis Specialties

Guided Implementation

10/10

N/A

120

City of Kirkland

Guided Implementation

10/10

N/A

N/A

Allegis

Guided Implementation

10/10

$2,546

5

Clark Schaefer Hackett

Guided Implementation

10/10

$3,820

20

Road Track Monitoramento de Veнculos LTDA.

Guided Implementation

10/10

$127K

60

City Of Waterloo

Guided Implementation

6/10

$5,000

30

Association of American Medical Colleges

Guided Implementation

8/10

N/A

N/A

Utica National Insurance Group

Guided Implementation

6/10

$2,546

15

Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

Guided Implementation

6/10

N/A

N/A

CMIT ? Card MRI Information Technology

Guided Implementation

10/10

$10,000

90

FTI Consulting

Guided Implementation

7/10

$6,253

5

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