IT SECURITY FRAMEWORK SOLUTIONS

Organizations that are void of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or an IT Security Manager typically means they are void of a comprehensive IT Security Policy Framework Definition and required organizational policies and operational procedures. ITPG’s IT Security Framework Definition solution offering typically comes after a security risk assessment or compliance gap analysis is performed.

From this assessment and gap analysis, risk exposures will be identified throughout the IT infrastructure. In the event that the organization has not performed a security risk assessment, ITPG will perform a high-level risk management and risk mitigation assessment of the organization’s current IT security baseline definition using the 7-Domains of a Typical IT Infrastructure as the model. Once risks, threats, and vulnerabilities have been properly identified and qualitatively assessed, the need for organizational policies and operational procedures will be apparent.

WHY MUST YOUR ORGANIZATION DEFINE AN IT SECURITY FRAMEWORK?

IT Security Policy Framework is the method for which an organization aligns its policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines that are needed to govern the IT infrastructure. It is this structure or framework that is typically aligned towards risk management or risk mitigation goals and objectives of the organization such that they can maintain compliance and mitigate risk throughout the 7-Domains of a Typical IT Infrastructure. Some of the business challenges facing both private sector and public sector organizations include:

  • Lack of a governance committee and governance decision making process that is responsible for the development and implementation of organizational policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines
  • Compliance law requirements now mandate that organizations have documented organizational policies and operational procedures
  • Gap in how organizations communicate and educate their work-force on new or existing organizational policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines into annual and ongoing security awareness training
  • No linkage between risk management, risk mitigation, and new or existing organizational policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines creates an environment that is difficult to govern, monitor, and manage from an IT security and compliance perspective
  • No linkage between configuration change management and maintaining the integrity of the IT infrastructure from critical and major moves, adds, and changes to maintain compliance and ongoing risk management

HOW DOES ITPG’S GRC SOLUTIONS HELP TO SOLVE YOUR IT SECURITY FRAMEWORK BUSINESS CHALLENGE?

Our engagement model follows this approach and methodology when performing an IT Security Policy Framework Definition for our clients:

  • Capture all compliance law requirements and translate them into required organizational policies and operational procedures
  • Organize the organizational policies and operational procedures based on the 7-Domains of a Typical IT Infrastructure
  • Design an IT Security Policy Framework Definition, based on a risk management perspective, that captures all known risks, threats, and vulnerabilities throughout the 7-Domains of a Typical IT Infrastructure
  • Author and document the required IT security policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines for each of the identified organizational policies and operational procedures needed
  • Develop an implementation and training plan for the release and adoption of the new organizational policies and operational procedures.
  • Incorporate new organizational policies and operational procedures into the organization’s annual security awareness training course.

ITPG has successfully delivered over 1000+ IT, IT security, governance, risk, and compliance-related organizational policies and operational procedures within each of the industry verticals and their respective compliance laws.

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