Quality Assurance and Project Management

May 25 2018   9:11PM GMT

22 Information Security Projects For An Organization

Jaideep Khanduja Jaideep Khanduja Profile: Jaideep Khanduja

Artificial intelligence
Data Loss Prevention
Endpoint security
Enterprise mobility
Incident response
Information security
Intrusion management
Machine learning
mobile device management
Network vulnerability
vulnerability management

Information security is the utmost priority for any business these days. While there are a number of projects that a CIO/CTO/CISO can initiate in his organization, few are important to keep on top of the agenda. These projects are not a one-time activity. These are of continuous nature. They basically work on the pattern of PDCA. Plan, do, check, and act. That means deployment is not the end of the project lifecycle in this case. Rather the real project begins from there. Once you deploy any information security projects, there is a need for regular audits and enhancement. In fact, technology is changing and progressing too fast. The same implies to its negative side too. The more you secure it, the more it becomes vulnerable. As a matter of fact, threats to an organization are not only there from the external world. It is equally threatening from inside.

To cope up with all these threats and vulnerabilities, there has to be an assessment mechanism in place in the organization. Following is the list of 22 Information Security Projects for an organization. These are all critical irrespective of the size and volume of the business. If these are not in place, ensure them to be right in place.

Information Security Projects

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  1. Vulnerability Assessment
  2. Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  3. Mobile Device Management (MDM)/Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
  4. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for security
  5. Security Automation
  6. Security Operations Changes
  7. Security Awareness Initiatives
  8. Cloud Infrastructure Security
  9. Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
  10. Monitoring Improvements
  11. Patch Management
  12. Multi-factor Authentication
  13. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)/Security Analytics
  14. Application Security
  15. Firewall Deployment/Management
  16. Regulatory Compliance (e.g. PCI Compliance, GDRP, PSD2, NIST)
  17. Privileged User Management
  18. Incident Response
  19. Intrusion Management
  20. Identity As A Service (IDAAS)/Single Sign-On
  21. Encryption/Tokenization
  22. Endpoint Security

Information Security Projects If Not Started In Time Can Lead to A Big Loss

Another point to note here is for the top information security projects currently being implemented within your organization, how do you ensure to place key determinant in place to get the approval in time. Otherwise, your information security projects will remain only on papers and never will see the light of the day.

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