IT Security Project Management

IT Security Project Management

The first step in developing a solid IT security project plan is to define the problem. We can easily state that the problem is “our networks are not secure or that there are assets in the organization that need to be protected from intentional and unintentional attacks.” Those statements are true on the macro level, meaning that these general statements apply to almost every organization (and computer) in the world. However, every company is different and every organization has its own unique set of security vulnerabilities to consider. Applying a one-size-fits-all approach to network security will not work.

An effective way to approach IT security is to create a corporate security plan that includes the individual focus areas of security (e.g., infrastructure, wireless). Breaking down each of the segments into smaller, individual focus areas allows you to manage each aspect of security better. Another challenge you will encounter is that there are many areas that overlap (i.e., does physical access fall under operational security, infrastructure security, or general security?). Creating a corporate IT security plan and individual plans gives you the opportunity to review your overall security project plan to ensure that all critical security elements are addressed.

EC-Council’s program on Project Management in IT Security is a highly interactive 3-day class designed to teach Information Technology Security Professionals real time implementation of project management practices in IT security planning. It comprehensively covers corporate security project plan components, costs involved in security, basis for a successful project, limitations of a Project, corporate strategy and IT security and the influence of corporate culture and policies on IT security.

Students will learn to identify different issues arising during an organization-wide security planning and how to avoid and eliminate them.

  • Management people involved with security planning, Network server administrators, System Administrators and Risk Assessment professionals.

There are no prerequisites.

3 days (9:00 – 5:00)

After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop IT security project plan
  • Manage the project stakeholders
  • Manage the project team responsible for IT security implementation and operations
  • Manage the IT security project risk
  • Manage the project schedule
  • Manage the IT security project budget
  • Manage the project conflicts

Module 01: Components of Project Management in IT Security
  • Explains about the basics of the IT Project Management
  • Explains about the role of network security and defines integrity, confidentiality, and availability
  • Describes about various possible security project solutions
  • Discusses about the limitations of security project and scope, deadlines, quality, and cost  of the project
  • Explains about the costs involved in security
  • Describes in detail about the basis for a successful project and limitations of a project
Module 02: Organizing the IT Security Project
  • Explains in detail about organizing the IT security project
  • Discusses about building the IT security project team
  • Discusses about the IT security project stakeholders
  • Describes in detail about the objectives of the IT security project
  • Explains about the requirement specifications of the IT security project
  • Describes about the processes involved in the IT security project
Module 03: Developing the IT Security Project Team
  • Explains about the development in the IT security project team
  • Defines the list of the IT security project team requirements
  • Explains about the roles and responsibilities of the IT security project team
  • Describes about identifying the staffing requirements and constraints
  • Explains in detail about developing the IT project team
Module 04: Planning the IT Security Project
  • Explains about how to structure the details of the IT security project work
  • Describes about project tasks and sub-tasks in the project
  • Discusses about how to verify the scope of the project
  • Explains in detail about the numerous task details that are included in the IT security project plan
  • Defines budget, schedule, risks, and communications
Module 05: Managing the IT Project Management
  • Discusses about the start of the IT security project
  • Explains about how to organize the IT security project progress and manage the IT security project risk
  • Discusses about the change management in the IT security project
  • Explains about testing the IT security project results
Module 06: Building Quality into IT Security Projects
  • Explains in details about the quality of the IT security project
  • Describes how functional requirements can help in reducing the complex security challenges
  • Discusses about testing the IT Security project quality    
Module 07: Closing Out the IT PM
  • Discusses about closing out a security project plan
  • Explains about how to evaluate the project completion
  • Discusses about close all open issues, change requests, and error reports
  • Describes prepare for implementation, deployment, and operational transfer
  • Explains about  documentation and compliance reports
Module 08: Define a Corporate IT Project Plan
  • Explains about corporate IT security project plan
  • Describes the security strategy for the IT Project
  • Describes in detail about the legal standards
  • Discusses the overview of the corporate IT security project plan
  • Defines security, auditing, and ethical hackers
  • Discusses the reasons for security failure and the factors of the corporate IT security project
  • Explains the goals of the IT security project and the skills related to operating system, networking, and application security
  • Describes the project processes, procedures, and project work breakdown structure and examples
  • Explains in details about IT infrastructure security plan and infrastructure security assessment
  • Describes the project parameters in IT infrastructure security plan
Module 09: General IT Security Plan
  • Explains in detail about IT security assessment and audit and the types of IT security assessments
  • Defines authentication, access control, auditing, log files, assessment, and audit report
  • Discusses project plan, project objective, and potential solutions
  • Describes the requirements for general IT security project parameters and project specific requirements
  • Explains in details about wireless security project plan and the types of wireless network devices
  • Discusses about the project parameters and the skills needed in wireless security project plan
  • Discusses about the project team, project organization, project work breakdown structure, project risks, and mitigation strategies
Module 10: IT Operational Security Plan
  • Describes in details about operational security assessment
  • Discusses about the principles of a good security policy
  • Explains how to create corporate security policies and how to maintain them
  • Defines disaster recovery and discusses the guidelines for disaster and recovery planning
  • Defines regulatory issues, project parameters, project team, and project organization
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  • Credit Towards Certification: Project Management in IT Security (PMITS)
  • Certfication Code: 212-38
  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 70%
  • Test Duration: 2 Hours
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice
  • Test Delivery: Prometric, ECC Exam Portal

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