The security document project and managing and executing it

Dive into the security document project and what you need to do.


  • Overview on project management and execution Video — 00:07:45
    • An overview of the course, where we dig into the document project and managing its progress.

  • Project management basics Video — 00:20:38
    • We need to manage our document project well to ensure we get it across the finish line and it is the best it can be.

  • Overview of all steps and phases Video — 00:19:49
    • Before we discuss each step, I provide an overview in this video.

  • Review project scope and avoid scope creep Video — 00:15:54
    • If we have an approved project, let’s stay within the lanes, make sure we complete it and be flexible, but also be wary of increasing scope creep.

  • Starting the project: Project kickoff Video — 00:06:14
    • Starting the project right. Some call it a kickoff, I call it the race start.

  • Review relevant existing internal rules Video — 00:04:18
    • We are building or updating a new internal rule, so we need to know what exists.

  • People skills for managing and communicating in the policy project Video — 00:15:05
    • Whether we are the team leader, member or follower, it is important to consider the human element.

  • Resolving differences of opinion Video — 00:18:16
    • People will have different opinions on how to proceed. Let’s talk about how to resolve that.

  • Reading, writing, technical writing and editing Video — 00:23:32
    • A quick primer to improve how you read, write and edit.

  • Tracking changes within documents and version control Video — 00:22:37
    • Tips to track your document versions and changes within them, as well as distributing them.

  • Security and technical decisions Video — 00:06:16
    • Remember that I’m the law person, not the tech expert, so let’s talk tech and security and communicating about that for a few minutes.

  • Gaining approval and finalizing the documents Video — 00:13:40
    • The project is almost complete. Let’s get the document approved and finalize it.

  • Publication, training and implementing phase Video — 00:12:17
    • The document is now approved and is a new internal rule. Time to implement it and ensure the organization is aware of it.

  • Summary Video — 00:02:28
    • Wrapping up our discussion of project management.

  • Corporate Security Policies course 6 assessment Assessment — 8 questions — 00:04:00


Course description

Now our security policy project is in progress as we work to create (or update) our documents. We cover the steps, knowledge and skills to create effective information security policies and other governance documents to maximize team value and overcome obstacles. Stages include project kickoff, initial steps and review, drafts and revisions, gaining approval for the documents and distributing them, and training and ensuring compliance.

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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