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 27 through 30.Week 27: Credentials -- To be or not to be certified
Objective: Determine whether or not you ought to pursue a certification. Week 28: New technical manager challenges and pitfalls
Objective: When applicable, visit these best practices for managing your team.
Week 29: Can you go on vacation?
Objective: As applicable, be sure your continuity of operations plans include procedures for covering key personnel who are absent for vacation, parental leave, etc.
Objective: Conduct or update a Privacy Impact Assessment.
This was first published in December 2004