Institute Cybersecurity and Risk Governance Practices to Improve Information Security

Foundational Refreshed: 04 May 2018 | Published: 26 January 2017 ID: G00317760

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Effective governance should be a cornerstone of security programs, and ineffective governance is the most common cause of failure. Security and risk management leaders need to implement governance capabilities that support accountability, authority, risk management and assurance.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Implement Governance Processes and Activities That Support Accountability, Authority, Risk Management and Assurance
      • Set and Manage Accountability and Decision Rights
      • Decide Acceptable Risk
      • Enable Risk Control
      • Assure Control Effectiveness
    • Institute Appropriate Governance Roles and Forums
      • The Executive Sponsor
      • The Cybersecurity Steering Committee
      • Midlevel Forums
      • Cyber/Information Security Teams
    • Ensure That the Right People Are Involved in Governance Activities
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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