Implementing an Information Security Program

We can help implement an Information Security Program based on Industry Standard frameworks to help improve the security posture of your organization.

Methodology

The successful implementation of an Information Security Program is a multi-faceted approach that requires organizational resources and commitment. The general phases include, but are not limited to:

Determine alignment
  • Organizational review
  • Security Assessments
  • Compliance Gap Assessments
  • Risk Identification and Management
  • Roadmap development

 

Establish leadership
  • Information Security Strategy
    • Develop Cybersecurity Strategy
    • Develop roadmap and action plan to execute strategy
    • Establish and manage an Information Security Program
    • Develop and manage Cybersecurity budget
    • Roadmap briefings for senior management

 

  • Information Security Governance
    • Develop Information Security Program, Policies, Standards, Procedures, and Guidelines.
    • Incident response planning
    • Cybersecurity project identification, proposal, and management
    • Third-party/Vendor risk management
    • Contract and procurement security review

 

  • Operations Management
    • Determine security solutions and make budget-friendly recommendations
    • Incident response handling
    • Strategic project and initiatives management
Establish or improve the Information Security Program
  • Framework and Industry Standards alignment
    • NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF)
    • ISO 27001
    • HIPAA Security Rule
    • PCI DSS
    • GLBA
    • NIST 800-171 / CMMC
    • And more

 

Organizations collecting sensitive information (personally identifiable, financial, or protected health information) should consider as part of due diligence to improve their overall security posture. This can be done by following Industry Standards and best practices. A framework like the NIST Cybersecurity Framework or ISO 27001 can be used to help implement or improve the Information Security Program.

Please note it is called a program because it requires an ongoing commitment and resource allocation by the organization, projects have a beginning-end, whereas an Information Security Program is an ongoing function to help protect the business.

DISCLAIMER: We can help your organization with your compliance efforts, and the level of compliance your organization reaches depends largely on the commitment and resources allocated towards this goal. It is critical to understand that being compliant does not make your organization secure or vice-versa. Implementing a formal Information Security Program following an Industry Standard Framework like the NIST Cybersecurity Framework or ISO 27001 requires your organization's commitment and resource allocation to help protect your organization.

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