This 2-day course shows IT professionals and security officers how to develop an effective security governance strategy for their organization. Students also learn how compliance regulations and industry standard best practices (frameworks) can guide the creation of suitable security policies. This course focuses on real-world implementation, but can also prepare students for Security+ and CISSP certification exams.

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HPE Security Foundation (HL945S), or equivalent knowledge, is required HPE Risk Management (HL946s) is recommendedHPE Security Foundation (HL945S), or equivalent knowledge, is required HPE Risk Management (HL946s) is recommended

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Module 1: Introduction

• Security Policy and Governance

• Logistics

• Student profile

• A word on certifications

Module 2: Information security

• “Security is 10% product and 90% process”

• Cost of cyber crime

• Directives and legislation in United States, Canada, & APEC

• Data privacy legislation in EU member states

• CIA: Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability

• Risk

• The business impact analysis

• Risk assessment & risk equation

• Threats & vulnerabilities

• Countermeasures

• Determining the value of an asset

Module 3: Defining your security strategy

• Security strategy and the business

• Compliance requirements: HIPAA security rule

• Case study

• Relationship between corporate mission, corporate culture and security strategy and policy

• Applying security and risk concepts to business requirements

• Refining business requirements to build a security strategy

• Security governance strategy development process

Module 4: Security governance

• Security policy and governance

• Strong Security as a Competitive Advantage

• Making the case for the value proposition

• Role of Chief Security Officer

• Role of senior management in the success of your security plan

• Other significant roles: Building your team

Module 5: Structure of a security policy

• Attributes of a good security policy

• Difference between policies and procedures

• Compliance

• The HIPAA security rule

• PCI data security standard

• EU Directive 2009/136/EC

• IT Act of India 2000

• Role of regulatory compliance in the development of polices

Module 6: Policies in your security strategy

• SANS top 10 list of policies

• Selected Security Policies to Get You Started

• Acceptable use policy

• Network access policy

• Remote access policy

• Personal computing devices policy

• Risk assessment policy

• Contingency planning policy

• Physical security policy

• Access control policy

• Data retention and destruction policy

• Compliance considerations (HIPAA)

• The 6 laws of compliance

• Impact of regulatory compliance on specific policies

• What security policies are required for your company?

Module 7: Policy building framework

• Why use a framework?

• Framework to structure your collection of policies

• ISC (2) 10 domains as a framework

• ISO 17799:2000(E)


• Policy identification

• ISO27001

• Developing basic security polices using industry standard best practices as framework

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