Field Manual for the Battleground – key ideas to understand the security team's maturity and to construct a strategy as robust as any other line of business.
Chapter 1 — Surveying the Battleground
Security Battleground is a field manual written for a security-obligated executive who have accepted responsibility for overseeing the security organization. We identify four starting points for different categories of readers and describe the parts and chapters of this book.
Chapter 2 — Assessing Mission Readiness
Shows how to assess the security team's maturity and encourage improvements in the team's approach to security threats and countermeasures. We argue that managing the team's activities as a small set of security programs is most efficient.
- Security Optimization Study Whitepaper
- Security Optimization Study Maturity Questionnaire
- Security Optimization Study Sample Report
Chapter 3 — Developing the Strategy
Provides an overview of the strategic planning process with a special emphasis on building a plan based on a foundation of clearly documented business risks and compliance obligations. This is the chapter that sets the expectation that security organizations should plan strategy just like any other line of business.