Regularly the President of the United States delivers the State of the Union address. This practice "fulfills rules in Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, requiring the President to periodically give Congress information on the "state of the union” and recommend any measures that he believes are necessary and expedient.".
What if you as an information security leader held an information security State of the Union address with the explicit purpose of educating both your leaders and business partners on your information security program and the areas of focus for the next year? Communicating to those who are not in our area is certainly a challenge; however, the benefits outweigh the effort in several different ways.
By being intentional at sharing the state of your security union, you can not only deliver the status of your program but also equip your leaders with information they can quite literally share in environments that your team is not able to attend.
What are some candidates to include in your State of the Union?
How are you communicating the State of Your Security Union? Please leave what works in our comments section below!
Russell Eubanks20 Critical Security Controls: Planning, Implementing and Auditing - SANS Security East 2019
Sep 22nd 2017
1 year ago