Cyber Security Governance.
Cyber security governance is a function of management that makes sure the security programme is complete and trustworthy. This means that it is properly funded, managed, and reported on.
It sets goals, the tone, policies, the amount of risk the company is willing to take, and who is responsible for what. It also keeps track of how well the company is doing.
Governance is basically an oversight programme that must be in place to make sure that the security ecosystem is doing what is expected. So, what are the traits of good leadership?
Governance is mostly about making a plan for improvement that everyone agrees on and making sure that cyber security plan is being followed. Governance in the cybersecurity industry is an overarching structure that is set up to make sure that the right steps are taken.
The following are included within the scope of governing:
- Policies: Control objectives must be documented.
- Monitoring: The status of the cyber environment must be continuously assessed.
- Accountability: Stakeholders must be identified, aware of their responsibility and made accountable.
- Risk managed: The approach to security must consider the risks.
- Response: Failures in the security ecosystem must be responded to appropriately.
Governance and policy makers shouldn’t add extra costs to the business, but they should be easy to use and work well.
They should give the stakeholder information that is useful, like the following:
- how to figure out your assets
- how to figure out the cyber security strategy
- how to do a business risk assessment
- how to put things in order of importance
- how to make and use a programme for improvement
- how to tell if something works
- how to make changes to the programme as needed.