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 the last five weeks of the year.
Objective: Check the SANS Top 20 quarterly for updates.
Week 49: Shelley Bard's top 10 lessons for security managers
Objective: Analyze your philosophy, outlook and attitude at least annually.
Week 50: The year in review, part 1 – What you accomplished
Objective: Determine what your department did well and where it needs to improve.
Week 51: The year in review, part 2 – Planning for the upcoming year
Objective: Analyze your department's accomplishments and shortcomings while planning for the new year.
Week 52: What's next: Help me help others
Objective: Help the security community by sharing best practices.
This was first published in December 2004