Implementing an ISMS
Implementing an ISMS requires structure, planning, decisiveness, and collaboration. There exists an extremely important question of "Who is responsible for what?", which should be asked and documented. I'd like to briefly touch on the role of top management, and how we might translate our findings into effective communications about risk to the appropriate audience. Improving on this should allow you to act with authority in your mitigation strategies moving forward.
Once business goals are translated into IT goals, and the appropriate level of buy-in is attained, we can move onto the actual development of the policies, which will act as the information security "rules" for your organization. This is absolutely crucial in being able to systematically define "baselines" for security, organize assets, reduce risk, and communicate the information security requirements to members of your organization.
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