Chapter 1 Question

Considering: The chapter focus was on creating a secure organization and the chapter as a whole was an overview of all the different threats that must be considered, but the main emphasis was understanding security as a multi-faceted sliding scale process that must be continually addressed and fueled by the culture of the organization.

Question: What are the key “cultural” components necessary for a secure organization and how should they be addressed?


Each individual in the organization should understand

  • security is a multi-faceted
  • “there is no tool that you can ‘set and forget’”
Open communication between IT professionals and management

Understanding of

  • the “sliding scale” between security and ease of use
  • the financial implications of providing security against the possible threats and
Must battle the “common misconceptions” among employees

  • awareness meetings between IT and the different sectors of the organization.
  • IT department are awareness promoters
IT Staff continually trained in the latest security techniques and possible threats through seminars, training programs, third party audits of the system, as such things will ensure they are a well-rounded and informed team because no individual can know everything that must be known about security.
Topic revision: r2 - 2013-12-18 - JimSkon
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