In an effort to help busy security managers, CISSP Shelley Bard's weekly column builds upon the concept of the perpetual calendar, offering a schedule of reminders for a proactive, strategic security plan. Here are the objectives Shelley prescribes for weeks 14 through 17.

Week 14:

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Malicious code -- When viruses and worms run amok
Objective: Update your antivirus software weekly; daily during virus outbreaks.

Week 15: Spring cleaning: Part 1 -- Accounts and space
Objective: Delete old or unused accounts on your systems.

Week 16: Spring cleaning, part 2 – Hardware
Objective: Update hardware inventory at least once a year.

Week 17: Spring cleaning, part 3 – Data
Objective: Review data holdings at least once a year.

Weekly Security Planner Schedule

This was first published in December 2004

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