Tag: Governance

  • Building an Effective Information Security Program Without a Top-Down Approach: Strategies for Small and Medium-sized Organizations

    Introduction Information security is a critical part of any organization’s IT infrastructure. It helps to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an organization’s data, which in turn helps to protect its reputation and brand. Despite this, many small and medium-sized organizations still need an effective information security program. This can lead to significant financial…

  • Cyber Attacks on Local Governments: Why They’re Becoming More Common and What We Can Do About It

    In recent years, cyber attacks on local governments have become increasingly common. These attacks pose a significant threat to the security and stability of our communities, making it essential to understand why they’re happening and what we can do to prevent them. Local governments are particularly vulnerable to cyber-attacks because they often have less robust…

  • Incident Response Plan – IRP

    Introduction An incident response plan (IRP) is your team’s playbook for how to respond to security incidents. It should be a living document that’s constantly updated and tested, and it should include both instructions on how to detect an incident, as well as what happens after one occurs. What is an Incident Response Plan (IRP)?…

  • Information Security Governance – Constraints

    Introduction There are many different security policy constraints to consider when defining and implementing information security policies. The most important ones are legal requirements and regulatory requirements, physical constraints, and organizational structure. In this article, we will summarize these constraints and discuss their impact on developing an effective information security governance framework. Legal and regulatory…

  • Information Security Policy Framework

    Introduction The information security policies framework is an organization’s primary tool for managing its information security programs. Policies set out an organization’s requirements for protecting data and assets and regulating actions taken by employees and third parties. There are four types of documents that make up an information security program: Policies Policies are statements of…

  • Corporate Governance

    Introduction Corporate governance is the system of organizational structures, processes, and relations by which corporations are directed and controlled. Corporate governance includes mechanisms for accountability and tools for ensuring that those who are supposed to be accountable are acting in the corporation’s best interests. Strategic direction A company’s strategic direction is the overall direction it…

  • Business Recovery Processes

    Introduction Business recovery is the process of bringing your business back online in the aftermath of a disaster. Disaster recovery can happen quickly, but it usually takes longer than expected. It’s important to have a plan in place to recover from any disruption so that you can continue operating with minimum disruption and maximum efficiency.…

  • Evaluation of Risk – Transfer Risk

    Introduction Risk transfer is the process by which a company moves its financial responsibility to another party. The transferring entity and receiving party must enter into a contract specifying the transfer terms, including what risks will be transferred, how much they will cost, and what types of incidents will trigger coverage. Risk-transfer contracts are often…

  • Information Security Governance

    Introduction Information security governance is the process of setting policies, standards, and procedures for managing information security. It’s also known as information risk management or enterprise risk management. This guide will help you understand what it means to have good information security governance and how to achieve it in your organization. What is Information Security…

  • My Governance, Riks, and Compliance Journey

    I’m Won, and this is my journey. I am sharing my story of how I learned governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) in an easy-to-understand format. I hope that by sharing my journey, I can help others learn GRC and make their lives easier. I don’t take credit for anything written here. This is merely a…