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
For each information systems project develop a clear project scope statement in alignment with organizational objectives.
Define activities needed to successfully execute the information systems program, estimate activity duration, and develop a schedule and staffing plan.
Develop, manage and monitor the information systems program budget, estimate and control costs of individual projects.
Identify, negotiate, acquire and manage the resources needed for successful design and implementation of the information systems program (e.g., people, infrastructure, and architecture).
Acquire, develop and manage information security project team.
Assign clear information security personnel job functions and provide continuous training to ensure effective performance and accountability.
Direct information security personnel and establish communications, and team activities, between the information systems team and other security-related personnel (e.g., technical support, incident management, security engineering).
Resolve personnel and teamwork issues within time, cost, and quality constraints.
Identify, negotiate and manage vendor agreement and communication.
Participate with vendors and stakeholders to review/assess recommended solutions; identify incompatibilities, challenges, or issues with proposed solutions.
Evaluate the project management practices and controls to determine whether business requirements are achieved in a cost-effective manner while managing risks to the organization.
Develop a plan to continuously measure the effectiveness of the information systems projects to ensure optimal system performance.
Identify stakeholders, manage stakeholders’ expectations and communicate effectively to report progress and performance.
Ensure that necessary changes and improvements to the information systems processes are implemented as required.
Social Engineering, Phishing Attacks, Identity Theft
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
Firewall, IDS/IPS and Network Defense Systems
Virus, Trojans and Malware Threats
Secure Coding Best Practices and Securing Web Applications
Vulnerability Assessment And Penetration Testing
Computer Forensics And Incident Response
Design, develop and maintain enterprise information security architecture (EISA) by aligning business processes, IT software and hardware, local and wide area networks, people, operations, and projects with the organization’s overall security strategy.
Perform external analysis of the organization (e.g., analysis of customers, competitors, markets and industry environment) and internal analysis (risk management, organizational capabilities, performance measurement etc.) and utilize them to align information security program with organization’s objectives.
Identify and consult with key stakeholders to ensure understanding of organization’s objectives.
Define a forward-looking, visionary and innovative strategic plan for the role of the information security program with clear goals, objectives and targets that support the operational needs of the organization.
Define key performance indicators and measure effectiveness on continuous basis.
Assess and adjust IT investments to ensure they are on track to support organization’s strategic objectives.
Monitor and update activities to ensure accountability and progress.
Analyze, forecast and develop the operational budget of the IT department.
Acquire and manage the necessary resources for implementation and management of information security plan.
Allocate financial resources to projects, processes and units within information security program.
Monitor and oversee cost management of information security projects, return on investment (ROI) of key purchases related to IT infrastructure and security and ensure alignment with the strategic plan.
Identify and report financial metrics to stakeholders.
Balance the IT security investment portfolio based on EISA considerations and enterprise security priorities.
Understand the acquisition life cycle and determine the importance of procurement by performing Business Impact Analysis.
Identify different procurement strategies and understand the importance of cost-benefit analysis during procurement of an information system.
Understand the basic procurement concepts such as Statement of Objectives (SOO), Statement of Work (SOW), and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Collaborate with various stakeholders (which may include internal client, lawyers, IT security professionals, privacy professionals, security engineers, suppliers, and others) on the procurement of IT security products and services.
Ensure the inclusion of risk-based IT security requirements in acquisition plans, cost estimates, statements of work, contracts, and evaluation factors for award, service level agreements, and other pertinent procurement documents.
Design vendor selection process and management policy.
Develop contract administration policies that direct the evaluation and acceptance of delivered IT security products and services under a contract, as well as the security evaluation of IT and software being procured.
Develop measures and reporting standards to measure and report on key objectives in procurements aligned with IT security policies and procedures.
Understand the IA security requirements to be included in statements of work and other appropriate procurement documents
Number of Questions: 150
Test Duration: 2.5 Hours
Test Format: Multiple Choice
Test Delivery: ECC Exam Portal