Management Strategies for IT Department

Course Code: IT10

►Course Objective

  • Develop security strategic plans that incorporate business and organizational drivers
  • Develop and assess information security policy
  • Use management and leadership techniques to motivate and inspire your teams


►Target Audience

  • CISOs
  • Information Security Officers
  • Security Directors
  • Security Managers
  • Aspiring Security Leaders
  • Other Security Personnel Who Have Team Lead or Management Responsibilities

Course Outline

Day 1

Strategic Planning Foundations

  • Topics
  • Vision and Mission Statements
  • What they tell you about the organization
  • Developing a security team mission statement that aligns with organizational goals
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Learn to identify, understand, and manage stakeholders in order to make the security team more successful
  • PEST Analysis
  • Identify market forces that drive the business in order to better understand business goals
  • Porter’s Five Forces
  • Understand how business leaders develop strategy
  • Apply this analysis to security vendors so you can make more informed purchase decisions
  • Threat Actors
  • Understand attacker motivations and techniques
  • Review real-word attack scenarios
  • Asset Analysis
  • Understand assets that are most valuable to the business and are of interest to attackers
  • Threat Analysis
  • Learn how the intrusion kill chain and threat intelligence can inform strategic planning

Day 2

Strategic Roadmap Development

  • Topics
  • Historical Analysis
  • Analyze the past in order to understand the probable future
  • Values and Culture
  • Understand the values and culture of your organization in order to align security with the corporate culture and define acceptable working norms
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Understand current Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
  • Vision and Innovation
  • Sustaining versus disruptive innovation
  • Jobs To Be Done Theory
  • Learning to innovate with the business
  • How to provide value to stakeholders
  • Security Framework
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Measuring maturity
  • Gap Analysis
  • Identifying what needs to be done
  • Roadmap Development
  • Identifying what should be done first
  • Business Case Development
  • Approaches to obtaining funding
  • Metrics and Dashboards
  • Developing effective metrics
  • Marketing and Executive Communications
  • Promoting the work of the security team

Day 3

Security Policy Development and Assessment

  • Topics
  • Purpose of Policy
  • Role of policy
  • Establishing acceptable bounds for behavior
  • Empowering employees to do the right thing
  • How policy protects people, organizations, and information
  • Relationship of mission statement to policy
  • Policy Gap Analysis
  • Policy versus procedure
  • Policy needs assessment
  • Policy Development
  • Governing policy
  • Issue-specific policy
  • Positive and negative tone
  • Policy Review
  • Using the SMART approach
  • Policy review and assessment process
  • Awareness and Training
  • Role of psychology in implementing policy
  • Organizational culture

Day 4

Leadership and Management Competencies

  • Topics
  • Leadership Building Blocks
  • Creating and Developing Teams
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Customer Service Focus
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Effective Communication
  • Leading through Change
  • Relationship Building
  • Motivation and Self-direction
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership Development

Day 5

Strategic Planning Workshop

  • Topics
  • Case study topics include:
  • Creating a Security Plan for the CEO
  • Understanding Business Priorities
  • Enabling Business Innovation
  • Working with BYODs
  • Effective Communication
  • Stakeholder Management

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Date & Location

Date : 15 January 2023

Duration : 5 days

Place : Kuala Lumpur

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Date : 09 July 2023

Duration : 5 days

Place : Sharm El-Shaikh

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Date : 10 December 2023

Duration : 5 days

Place : Cairo

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