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Security Management Strategy Planning Best Practices

Published: 26 January 2012

ID: G00223694

Analyst(s): Tom Scholtz


While simple in theory, strategic planning for the security program is fraught with challenges. A consistent, realistic strategic planning process is a prerequisite for establishing and maintaining the credibility of the security program.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Introduction
  • The Strategic Planning Process
    • Vision Statement
    • Business Strategy
    • Environmental Trends
    • Current-State Assessment
    • Gap Analysis
    • Prioritization
    • Approval
    • Reporting
  • Some Common Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Conclusions

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