Planning the security document project

Exploring the best ways to plan your project.


  • Planning the policy project File — 00:10:00
  • Introduction to Planning the policy project Video — 00:13:26
    • Presenting this course on planning and preparing for the policy project.

  • Planning, shmanning. We don’t have time to plan, so here’s a plan for that Video — 00:11:11
    • Remember the 7Ps: Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents Really Poor Performance. But here’s what we do when it becomes a rush job for whatever reason.

  • Planning, scoping and selling (evangelizing) the project for better results Video — 00:17:34
    • Now we really cover the 7 Ps. An overview of the conceptual steps for planning and scoping out the security document project and then evangelizing.

  • Where are we now and where do we want to go? Video — 00:18:02
    • Review the existing security documents in the organization and figure out what we need and what we can get project approval for.

  • Who should be on the project team and otherwise involved in the project? Video — 00:07:56
    • Building and updating good policies requires a team, people doing what they are supposed to and consulting with others outside the project team.

  • Summary Video — 00:04:48
    • Wrapping up our discussion on project planning. Please hold your applause until the end of this video!


Course description

Ideally, careful planning goes into your security policies and other documents, and this is conducted as a project with budgeted resources and time. Of course, sometimes circumstances dictate a different approach so we address that too. We walk through the pre-project process, evaluating where you are, where you need to be, who should be involved and how to gain project approval.

Meet the author

John Bandler is a lawyer, consultant, speaker, teacher, and author in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime, privacy, investigations, and more. He is the founder of Bandler Law Firm PLLC and Bandler Group LLC, legal and consulting practices that help organizations and individuals with cybersecurity, the prevention and investigation of cybercrime, privacy, compliance, risk management, and governance. John has expertise in many subjects, holds a number of certifications, and is a prolific writer and speaker. His first book is Cybersecurity for the Home and Office, his second book is Cybercrime Investigations, an extensive resource regarding the law, technology, process, and skills regarding the investigation of cybercrime. John has authored articles on a range of topics and teaches professionals and students at the undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. Before entering private practice, John served in government as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he investigated and prosecuted criminal offenses ranging from cybercrime, virtual currency money laundering, and traditional street crimes and frauds. Prior to that, he served as a state trooper in the New York State Police providing full police services to the local community.

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