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CISOs Need to Understand the Components of Their Information Security Programs

Published: 20 April 2016

ID: G00296697

Analyst(s): Tom Scholtz


An information security program defines the enterprise's key information security principles, resources and activities. CISOs need to analyze, document and implement the components of a program that will enable the enterprise to deal with the challenges of cybersecurity and digital business risks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Document/Implement a Process-Centric Information Security Program
    • Enterprise Security Charter
    • Terms of Reference
    • Governance Structures
    • Annual Strategy Plan
    • Security Processes
  • Strive to Continuously Improve Effectiveness and Efficiency
  • Match the Security Program to the Enterprise and Digital Business

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