Governance

Governance CISO

Domain 1: Governance (Policy, Legal & Compliance)


  • Define, implement, manage and maintain an information security governance program that includes leadership, organizational structures and processes.
  • Align information security governance framework with organizational goals and governance, i.e., leadership style, philosophy, values, standards and policies.
  • Establish information security management structure.
  • Establish a framework for information security governance monitoring (considering cost/benefits analyses of controls and ROI).
  • Understand standards, procedures, directives, policies, regulations, and legal issues that affect the information security program.
  • Understand the enterprise information security compliance program and manage the compliance team.
  • Analyze all the external laws, regulations, standards, and best practices applicable to the organization.
  • Understand the various provisions of the laws that affect the organizational security such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA], Federal Information Security
    Management Act [FISMA], Clinger-Cohen Act, Privacy Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.
  • Be familiar with the different standards such as ISO 27000 series, Federal Information Processing Standards [FIPS].
  • Understand the federal and organization specific published documents to manage operations in a computing environment.
  • Assess the major enterprise risk factors for compliance.
  • Coordinate the application of information security strategies, plans, policies, and procedures to reduce regulatory risk.
  • Understand the importance of regulatory information security organizations and appropriate industry groups, forums, and stakeholders.
  • Understand the information security changes, trends, and best practices.
  • Manage enterprise compliance program controls.
  • Understand the information security compliance process and procedures.
  • Compile, analyze, and report compliance programs.
  • Understand the compliance auditing and certification programs.
  • Follow organizational ethics.