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Ignition Guide to Creating a Strategic Workforce Plan for Information Security

Published: 13 November 2017

ID: G00368593

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team


This guide will help you identify Information Security talent needs to meet strategic objectives, diagnose Information Security talent gaps, and establish a holistic workforce plan encompassing recruitment, development, redeployment, and sourcing strategies.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Prepare for Strategic Workforce Planning for Information Security

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Assess Information Security Talent Needs


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Diagnose Talent Gaps and Determine Workforce Planning Objectives


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Prepare the Workforce Plan and Secure Buy-In


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor the Implementation of Your Workforce Plan

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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