Information Systems Security Survey

Information Systems Security Survey

Instructions

As a new graduate of cybersecurity program, you have decided to apply in a competitive selection process to a joint federal-state government sponsored cybersecurity training program for new graduates (apprentices). As part of your application package, you must submit an essay (narrative) containing a written analysis of an information security program. You can use the worksheet to help organize your information.

The application package provides you with the following information:

For your application to this program you are asked to prepare a high-level summary of an information security program. Your summary should demonstrate that you are able to read, understand, apply, and write about common information security concepts at the apprentice level. Your summary must include an analysis that addresses strategic fit (how well the information security program supports the organization’s goals and objectives), breadth and coverage of the information security program (people, processes, technologies), any known or previously uncovered program deficiencies or implementation issues, and any stated costs and benefits of the program.

Choose one of the organizations listed in Table 1, review the pertinent documents, and then prepare a three- to five-page narrative summarizing your analysis of the organization’s information security program. Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) are provided for the pertinent documents and web pages. Applicant narratives must be submitted in electronic form as Microsoft Word documents. Use standard size (8.5” x 11”) pages. Include your name and the date at the top of each page. Use 1” margins and Times New Roman 12-point font. Double-space your text. Use black text (no colors) on a plain white background. Do not include pictures, tables, or diagrams in your narrative.

Cite your sources in APA format and use only authoritative/scholarly sources such as journal articles, books, government documents, and other industry publications (e.g., trade journals or magazines for health care or security professionals). The title page and list of references are not included in the required page count. You must also use and cite the documents listed in Table 1 for your chosen organization. Remember to check the spelling and grammar of your submission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Worksheet: Information Security Program Survey

Copy this table into your own Word document and fill out.

Security Area

Responsible Party / Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR)

Known Vulnerabilities / Risks

Countermeasures / Risk Mitigation Strategy

Acquisition (systems/services)

 

 

 

Asset management

 

 

 

Audit and accountability

 

 

 

Authentication and authorization

 

 

 

Business continuity

 

 

 

Compliance management

 

 

 

Configuration control

 

 

 

Data

 

 

 

Hardware

 

 

 

Identity management

 

 

 

Incident management

 

 

 

Maintenance procedures

 

 

 

Media protection and destruction

 

 

 

Network

 

 

 

Planning

 

 

 

Personnel

 

 

 

Physical environment

 

 

 

Policy

 

 

 

Operations

 

 

 

Outsourcing

 

 

 

Risk assessments

 

 

 

Software

 

 

 

Training

 

 

 

 

 

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      As a new graduate of a cybersecurity program, you have decided to apply in a competitive selection process to a joint federal-state government sponsored cybersecurity training program for new …