• Security Talent Nightmares

    Articles

    Hungry for Talent – Surviving the Coming Security Talent Famine of 2013   Part 1: Talent Nightmares   I wipe the sweat from my brow as smoothly as I can, trying my hardest not to let the candidate know how badly I need him on my team. At the same time I think to myself […]

  • Tangible and Intangible Elements of a Security Program

    Articles

    Preface: Building security programs is difficult. They have many moving parts and require those who lead them to have knowledge across many different disciplines. Over the years, the team at CISOHandbook.com has strived to develop models that can help with solving this security program development riddle. This article will discuss some improvements and enhancements we […]

  • Security Program Mission & Mandate Definition

    Security Program Development

    What is a Security Program Mission & Mandate? The goal of the security office as well as its associated level of authority to reach that goal. Mission & Mandate Considerations: Below are the top five considerations when developing a mission & mandate for your security program: 1. Ensure it Incorporates Your Security Program Strategy: Build […]

  • Security Program Strategy

    Security Program Development

    Security Program Strategy Definition: The means by which your security organization will achieve its overall mission. Below are the top five considerations when developing a strategy for your security program: 1. Have One: Sounds simple, and it is. Unfortunately, even in today’s complex security landscape, many organizations still do not have a thoughtful or organized […]

  • Security Program Development

    Security Education

    This section explores concepts and approaches for Security Security Program Development Tool Security Program Development Considerations Security Program Metrics Regulatory Review Ask the Experts Security Program Overview Below we have identified some of the major components within a security program. It is important to note that all of these components, whether taken from our methodology […]

  • Security Training & Awareness Program For Your Organization

    Security Program Development

    What is the definition of Training & Awareness Program? The strategy and tactics for educating personnel and making them aware of security concepts. Training & Awareness Program Considerations: Below are the top five considerations when developing a security training & awareness program for your organization 1. Recognize that Training and awareness are different things: Your […]

  • Organizational Considerations For Security Program Development

    Security Program Development

    Organizational Drivers The identification and understanding of these inputs it is critical to ensuring that the future Security Program is customized specifically to the organizational environment, providing a balance between risk reduction and efficient operations. Below, we will refer to these inputs as “Drivers.” Once collected, these drivers will become the primary inputs for the planning […]

  • Security Program Metrics

    Security Program Development

    Metric Background These statistics represent the information that has been collected through either our security development program tool or other survey based vehicles we use on the site. Enjoy! Participant Demographics Q1. What is your title? Q2. What industry are you in?   Q3. What is the annual revenue of your organization? Q4. Where is […]

  • Security Program Policies For Your Organization

    Security Program Development

    What is the definition of Security Policy? The documented and ratified rules by which the security office applies security to the organization. In most methodologies, they represent the ideal security state of the organization; a benchmark from which to measure everything. Security Policy Considerations: Below are the top six considerations when developing security policies for […]

  • Security Program Roles & Responsibilities

    Security Program Development

    What is the Security Program Roles & Responsibilities? The identification and definition of each position on the security office team and its individual role for providing security to the organization. Roles & Responsibilities Considerations: Below are the top five considerations when developing a roles & responsibilities for your security program: 1. Ensure your Roles & […]

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