Looking for a more strategic and pragmatic approach to information security, but unsure where the value is?
We have set out the main issues behind planning the business case for an information security management system (ISMS). This has been written with two audiences in mind:
- Those relatively new to information security with a basic understanding of the terminology and landscape already but unsure where the value is from an ISMS.
- Information security improvers and experts who are struggling to get traction with their efforts to secure funding for more strategic and serious solutions like an ISMS.
Information security is complicated as it touches every part of the organisation and means different things to different people.
However, it does not need to be as hard or as expensive as many suggest. The right people combined with the right technology makes it much more accessible and affordable to do well.
An ISMS delivers a positive return on investment. The goal of our whitepaper is to show you why, what, and how you can get RoI from an ISMS that fits the business needs.
What are the key considerations when building the business case for an ISMS?
- A growing challenge
- Three reasons why nothing happens
- The return on investment from information security management
- A point on people
- In considering the technology
- What is an ISMS?
- What are the components of an ISMS?
- Why do organisations need an ISMS?
- Is your organisation leadership ready to support an ISMS?
- Developing the business case for an ISMS
- Benefits to realise – Achieving returns from the threats and opportunities
- Evaluating the threats
- Identifying the opportunities
- Stakeholder expectations for the ISMS given their relative power and interest
- Scoping the ISMS to satisfy stakeholder interests
- GDPR focused work
- Doing other work for broader security confidence and assurance with higher RoI
- Work to get done for ISO 27001:2013/17
- Build or buy – Considering the best way to achieve ISMS success
- The people involved in the ISMS
- The characteristics of a good technology solution for your ISMS
- Whether to build or buy the technology part of the ISMS
- The core competences of the organisation, costs and opportunity costs
- In conclusion