When combining the complexity of doing business in the digital world with emerging regulations, expanding cybersecurity threats, and vendor risk management strategies adopted by clients and partners, a documented, sustainable information security program is an essential element of any organization’s operation.
Whether an organization plans to create its first infosec program, enhance and strengthen an existing program, or certify a program to meet industry or international standards, taking a proactive approach to information security management is more than merely smart business; it is a necessary step for protecting assets, limiting risk, and avoiding liability.
The goal is to create a foundation for risk prevention and management, aligned with the strategic goals of the organization, that focuses on assessing key vulnerabilities, mitigating risks, and detecting and resolving incidents while limiting liability. Based on the overall scope of the program and outlined requirements, use the steps in this resource as a checklist for designing a program blueprint.
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