PPT Template: Build Your 2020 Security Plan
November 4, 2019
The end of the year is coming, and it's time for security decision-makers to make plans for 2020 and get management approval. Typically, this entails making a solid case regarding why current resources, while yielding significant value, need to be reallocated and enhanced.
The Definitive2020 Security Plan PPT Template is built to simplify this task, providing security decision-makers with an off-the-shelf tool to clearly and easily present their plans and insights to management.
While many security decision-makers have the tools and expertise to build their case technologically, effectively communicating their conclusions to the organization's management is a different challenge.
Management doesn't think in terms of malware, identity compromise, or zero-day exploits, but in terms of monetary loss and gain: Would investment A in a security product reduce the likelihood of cyberattack derived downtime? Would outsourcing a certain security functionality to a service provider optimize the productivity of the in-house team?
If you're the one accountable for security in your organization, you must be able to provide simple answers to these questions.
A significant part of this relates to the pros and cons of the current security posture. What was achieved in the passing year didn't happen by chance but was the result of executing a well-defined strategy. Communicating this strategy and its results are paramount to justifying resource reallocation.
As a rule of thumb, the more you are able to approximate your insights into absolute black and white terms, the better. In other words, if you want to make a case for enlarging the budget to enable the purchase and deployment of new security technology, the management-bound argument shouldn't be its ability to pinpoint malicious behavior more efficiently than the technology currently in place, but it's ability to prevent the direct and implicit monetary loss your organization suffered from a cyberattack over the past year.
While these two arguments seem identical to the security practitioner, they are tremendously different in their ability to capture the mindset of non-security-savvy management.
The Definitive2020 Security Plan PPT template enables security pros – CISOs, CIOs, security directors, and others – to easily distill their security knowledge and present the insights and conclusions that speak the management language.
The template was built based on feedback from both security stakeholders and management personnel, encompassing the key aspects of presenting an annual plan. Instead of spending valuable time on building their case from scratch, security decision-makers can start from a given infrastructure and focus on filling it in based on...