Security Governance

Security Governance

Security governance is the set of responsibilities and practices exercised by executive management with the goal of providing strategic direction, ensuring that objectives are achieved, ascertaining that risks are managed appropriately, and verifying that the enterprise's resources are used responsibly. Security Governance mostly covers the Policies and Procedures in the organizations. Management recommends security strategies and Governance makes sure that they are in line with regulations.

Security governance makes sure that there are no risks associated with the platform and IT security management makes sure that the measures stated by Security governance are maintained. Security governance in the organization is the control of IT security as per adaptation from ISO and other industry standards. IT security governance is different from IT security management, IT security management is related to making decisions to mitigate risks whereas security governance means who will be authorised to make such decisions.


Security Governance Principles

There are six security governance principles - responsibility, strategy, acquisition, performance, conformance and human behavior. Information security governance ensures that an organization has the correct information structure, leadership and guidance. Governance helps ensure that a company has the proper administrative controls to mitigate risk. The authorized position in the organization needs both technical and managerial knowledge.

Today IT security needs to be inline with critical policy and handle operational aspects with dedicated CIO, general counsel, internal auditor and executive leadership. The authorized position must follow institutional policy and legal compliance to effectively control IT security. The number of tasks for the key position keeps on increasing while the authority is institutionally handled with senior administrators, legal counsel or law enforcement. Building a relationship with many groups is the key to having security policy compliance.

What problems does Security Governance solve?

Effective information security governance provides six basic outcomes - strategic alignment, value delivery, risk management, performance measurement, resource management and integration. On other hand Cloud security governance refers to the management model that facilitates effective and efficient security management and operations in the cloud environment so that an enterprise's business targets are achieved. Good governance is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive and follows the rule of law.

What is SecurWires Offering?

Security Governance is the process of developing a security program that adequately meets the strategic needs of the business. The security management level uses the information as inputs into the risk management process that realizes the security program. SecurWires assist organization to -

  • Establish organization wide information security
  • Adopt a risk-based approach
  • Set the direction of investment decisions
  • Ensure conformance with internal and external requirements
  • Foster a security-positive environment for all stakeholders
  • Review performance in relation to business outcomes

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