What is involved in Security Operations
Find out what the related areas are that Security Operations connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Security Operations thinking-frame.
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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Security Operations related domains to cover and 100 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.
The following domains are covered:
Security Operations, Operations security, Communications security, Competitive intelligence, Computer security, Controlled Unclassified Information, Email encryption, For Official Use Only, Information security, Intelligence cycle security, Loose lips sink ships, National Security Agency, Open source intelligence, Private sector, Security Culture, Sensitive but unclassified, Signal security, Social engineering, Social media, Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, Transmission security, U. S. Grant Sharp Jr., United States military, Vietnam War, Washington Post, Women’s Army Corps, World War II:
Security Operations Critical Criteria:
Closely inspect Security Operations adoptions and differentiate in coordinating Security Operations.
– Who will be responsible for deciding whether Security Operations goes ahead or not after the initial investigations?
– Do Security Operations rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?
– Are we Assessing Security Operations and Risk?
Operations security Critical Criteria:
Facilitate Operations security quality and overcome Operations security skills and management ineffectiveness.
– What are our best practices for minimizing Security Operations project risk, while demonstrating incremental value and quick wins throughout the Security Operations project lifecycle?
– Consider your own Security Operations project. what types of organizational problems do you think might be causing or affecting your problem, based on the work done so far?
– What are the short and long-term Security Operations goals?
Communications security Critical Criteria:
Test Communications security tasks and inform on and uncover unspoken needs and breakthrough Communications security results.
– How much does Security Operations help?
Competitive intelligence Critical Criteria:
Focus on Competitive intelligence issues and interpret which customers can’t participate in Competitive intelligence because they lack skills.
– What are your current levels and trends in key measures or indicators of Security Operations product and process performance that are important to and directly serve your customers? how do these results compare with the performance of your competitors and other organizations with similar offerings?
– What are the top 3 things at the forefront of our Security Operations agendas for the next 3 years?
– Does the Security Operations task fit the clients priorities?
Computer security Critical Criteria:
Map Computer security governance and assess and formulate effective operational and Computer security strategies.
– Does your company provide end-user training to all employees on Cybersecurity, either as part of general staff training or specifically on the topic of computer security and company policy?
– Will the selection of a particular product limit the future choices of other computer security or operational modifications and improvements?
– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Security Operations?
– Is Supporting Security Operations documentation required?
– Does Security Operations appropriately measure and monitor risk?
Controlled Unclassified Information Critical Criteria:
Categorize Controlled Unclassified Information results and correct Controlled Unclassified Information management by competencies.
– Is there any existing Security Operations governance structure?
Email encryption Critical Criteria:
Reorganize Email encryption outcomes and use obstacles to break out of ruts.
– Think about the functions involved in your Security Operations project. what processes flow from these functions?
– What about Security Operations Analysis of results?
For Official Use Only Critical Criteria:
Have a meeting on For Official Use Only quality and clarify ways to gain access to competitive For Official Use Only services.
– What other organizational variables, such as reward systems or communication systems, affect the performance of this Security Operations process?
– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of Security Operations into the services that we provide?
– What are the success criteria that will indicate that Security Operations objectives have been met and the benefits delivered?
Information security Critical Criteria:
Set goals for Information security failures and diversify by understanding risks and leveraging Information security.
– Has the organization established an Identity and Access Management program that is consistent with requirements, policy, and applicable guidelines and which identifies users and network devices?
– Is the software and application development process based on an industry best practice and is information security included throughout the software development life cycle (sdlc) process?
– Does mgmt communicate to the organization on the importance of meeting the information security objectives, conforming to the information security policy and the need for continual improvement?
– Has the organization established an enterprise-wide business continuity/disaster recovery program that is consistent with requirements, policy, and applicable guidelines?
– Are Human Resources subject to screening, and do they have terms and conditions of employment defining their information security responsibilities?
– Is the risk assessment approach defined and suited to the ISMS, identified business information security, legal and regulatory requirements?
– Do we have an official information security architecture, based on our Risk Management analysis and information security strategy?
– Is the documented Information Security Mgmt System (ISMS) established, implemented, operated, monitored, reviewed, maintained and improved?
– Are information security roles and responsibilities coordinated and aligned with internal roles and external partners?
– Is there an up-to-date information security awareness and training program in place for all system users?
– What information security and privacy standards or regulations apply to the cloud customers domain?
– Does your organization have a chief information security officer (CISO or equivalent title)?
– Ensure that the information security procedures support the business requirements?
– Is information security an it function within the company?
– Is information security managed within the organization?
– What is information security?
Intelligence cycle security Critical Criteria:
Weigh in on Intelligence cycle security results and get out your magnifying glass.
– How do you determine the key elements that affect Security Operations workforce satisfaction? how are these elements determined for different workforce groups and segments?
– What potential environmental factors impact the Security Operations effort?
Loose lips sink ships Critical Criteria:
Deduce Loose lips sink ships governance and catalog Loose lips sink ships activities.
– Think about the kind of project structure that would be appropriate for your Security Operations project. should it be formal and complex, or can it be less formal and relatively simple?
– How do we Identify specific Security Operations investment and emerging trends?
– How do we Improve Security Operations service perception, and satisfaction?
National Security Agency Critical Criteria:
Generalize National Security Agency planning and display thorough understanding of the National Security Agency process.
– How do we make it meaningful in connecting Security Operations with what users do day-to-day?
– Have the types of risks that may impact Security Operations been identified and analyzed?
Open source intelligence Critical Criteria:
Generalize Open source intelligence strategies and test out new things.
– Do those selected for the Security Operations team have a good general understanding of what Security Operations is all about?
– Do several people in different organizational units assist with the Security Operations process?
– How do we keep improving Security Operations?
Private sector Critical Criteria:
Apply Private sector risks and suggest using storytelling to create more compelling Private sector projects.
– Does Security Operations include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?
– Think of your Security Operations project. what are the main functions?
– How will you measure your Security Operations effectiveness?
Security Culture Critical Criteria:
Unify Security Culture results and describe which business rules are needed as Security Culture interface.
– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Security Operations is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?
– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Security Operations? There might be some that are less obvious?
– Are there recognized Security Operations problems?
Sensitive but unclassified Critical Criteria:
Guard Sensitive but unclassified projects and arbitrate Sensitive but unclassified techniques that enhance teamwork and productivity.
– How do mission and objectives affect the Security Operations processes of our organization?
– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Security Operations ?
– How can skill-level changes improve Security Operations?
Signal security Critical Criteria:
Model after Signal security projects and oversee Signal security requirements.
– What are your most important goals for the strategic Security Operations objectives?
– What are the Essentials of Internal Security Operations Management?
Social engineering Critical Criteria:
Explore Social engineering leadership and revise understanding of Social engineering architectures.
– Will our employees allow someone to tailgate into our facilities or will they give out their credentials to an attacker via social engineering methods?
– How can the value of Security Operations be defined?
– What are current Security Operations Paradigms?
Social media Critical Criteria:
Revitalize Social media results and diversify disclosure of information – dealing with confidential Social media information.
– What methodology do you use for measuring the success of your social media programs for clients?
– Which of the following are reasons you use social media when it comes to Customer Service?
– Do you have written guidelines for your use of social media and its use by your employees?
– What is our approach to Risk Management in the specific area of social media?
– What is the best way to integrate social media into existing CRM strategies?
– How have you defined R.O.I. from a social media perspective in the past?
– How important is real time for providing social media Customer Service?
– Do you have any proprietary tools or products related to social media?
– What social media dashboards are available and how do they compare?
– Do you offer social media training services for clients?
– How does social media redefine business intelligence?
– What are internal and external Security Operations relations?
– Is social media a better investment than SEO?
Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Critical Criteria:
Value Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund projects and innovate what needs to be done with Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund.
– what is the best design framework for Security Operations organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant?
– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Security Operations forward?
– What are the business goals Security Operations is aiming to achieve?
Transmission security Critical Criteria:
Align Transmission security projects and look for lots of ideas.
– How do we ensure that implementations of Security Operations products are done in a way that ensures safety?
– What are the usability implications of Security Operations actions?
U. S. Grant Sharp Jr. Critical Criteria:
Chat re U. S. Grant Sharp Jr. outcomes and overcome U. S. Grant Sharp Jr. skills and management ineffectiveness.
– Where do ideas that reach policy makers and planners as proposals for Security Operations strengthening and reform actually originate?
– What are the barriers to increased Security Operations production?
– Is Security Operations Required?
United States military Critical Criteria:
Graph United States military results and devote time assessing United States military and its risk.
– In a project to restructure Security Operations outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?
Vietnam War Critical Criteria:
Guard Vietnam War visions and find out.
– What is the total cost related to deploying Security Operations, including any consulting or professional services?
– How to deal with Security Operations Changes?
Washington Post Critical Criteria:
Have a round table over Washington Post decisions and interpret which customers can’t participate in Washington Post because they lack skills.
– What role does communication play in the success or failure of a Security Operations project?
– What are the Key enablers to make this Security Operations move?
Women’s Army Corps Critical Criteria:
Analyze Women’s Army Corps goals and pay attention to the small things.
– Who will be responsible for documenting the Security Operations requirements in detail?
World War II Critical Criteria:
Value World War II planning and be persistent.
– Which Security Operations goals are the most important?
This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Security Operations Self Assessment:
Author: Gerard Blokdijk
CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com
Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.
To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:
Security Operations External links:
Security Operations Jobs, Employment | Indeed.com
Operations security External links:
Naval Operations Security (OPSEC) – Home | Facebook
111 – Operations Security (OPSEC) Flashcards | Quizlet
[PDF]Operations and Signal Security Operations Security
Communications security External links:
[PDF]Security Communications Security Monitoring
Competitive intelligence External links:
Follow.net – Competitive Intelligence Software
Computer security External links:
Computer Security | Consumer Information
Naked Security – Computer Security News, Advice and …
NIH Computer Security Awareness Course
Controlled Unclassified Information External links:
Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) | National Archives
Email encryption External links:
Email Encryption | Education Center | BB&T Bank
Email Encryption Service – CryptnSend
Email Encryption Login
For Official Use Only External links:
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY — Explained
[PDF]For official use only: Customer Name Customer No.
For Official Use Only (FOUO) is a document designation, not a classification. This designation is used by Department of Defense and a number of other federal agencies to identify information or material which, although unclassified, may not be appropriate for public release.
Information security External links:
Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 – NIST
[PDF]TITLE: INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT …
Loose lips sink ships External links:
Loose Lips Sink Ships – Home | Facebook
A Change Of Pace – Loose Lips Sink Ships (12/13/06) – …
National Security Agency External links:
National Security Agency for Intelligence Careers
Open source intelligence External links:
Open Source Intelligence – Beyond Limitations
Chenega Europe – Open Source Intelligence, Law …
Qwarie – Open Source Intelligence | Qwarie.com
Private sector External links:
Private Sector | FEMA.gov
Security Culture External links:
6 ways to develop a security culture in your organization
Layer 8 Ltd Security Culture Change Homepage – Layer 8 Ltd
Sensitive but unclassified External links:
Classified or Sensitive But Unclassified Reports Index * Classified or Sensitive But Unclassified Reports Index *
http://DHS/ALL/PIA-061 HSIN 3.0 Shared Spaces On The …
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED (SBU) INFORMATION …
[PDF]SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED January 2016 …
Signal security External links:
Signal Security Solutions – Home | Facebook
Home Security | Residential Security | Signal Security
Signal Security – Home | Facebook
Social engineering External links:
Types of Social Engineering
Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
Phishing Simulation Software For Social Engineering Testing
Social media External links:
SOCi Social Media Marketing & Management Platform
WhoDoYou – Local businesses recommended on social media
Transmission security External links:
[PDF]TRANSMISSION SECURITY POLICY AND …
U. S. Grant Sharp Jr. External links:
U. S. Grant Sharp Jr. – Revolvy
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=U. S. Grant Sharp Jr.
United States military External links:
United States Military Academy – Trademarks
United States Military Academy | Online Bookstore
United States Military Academy Preparatory School – …
Vietnam War External links:
Vietnam War | HistoryNet
Vietnam War Casualties- Main Alphabetical Index
Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam War medic – CNN
Washington Post External links:
Sudoku – The Washington Post
The Washington Post – Official Site
Play Four – The Washington Post
Women’s Army Corps External links:
WAC (Women’s Army Corps): “It’s Your War Too” 1944 US …
Remembering the Women’s Army Corps – United States Army
World War II External links:
World War II | HistoryNet
The Holocaust – World War II – HISTORY.com
World War II Records | National Archives