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Assessing Information Security: Strategies, tactics, logic and framework by Andriej Michajlowski, Konstantin Gavrilenko, Andrew Vladimirov

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CHAPTER 4: ADVANCED PRE-ASSESSMENT PLANNING

It is best to thwart people by intelligent planning’.– Wang Xi

Planning is vital. Planning is vision, direction and structure incarnate. In the rapidly changing sphere of information security, however, it has to be done with utmost care. Plans must always make allowance for the turn of the tide and our inevitable companion the friction. If they fail so, plans will become rigid. From a strategic advantage they will turn into an obstacle of equally grand proportions. There are situations in which having inadequate plans is worse than having no plans at all. At least, in the latter case there are still some possibilities of swift adaptation. Enforcement of stagnant plans will kill any useful initiative ...

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