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Once More unto the Breach by Andrea Simmons

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CHAPTER 12: JULY: JOURNEY’S END … AND CONCLUSION

Returning to the lessons learnt

When your pet project gets cancelled, how do you move forward? Therein lies the rub of labelling anything in the information security space as a ‘project’. As we have seen throughout this book, it needs to be baked into the DNA of the organisational infrastructure and so there is no ending, as it is constantly changing and adapting to the threat and vulnerability landscape within which we are operating.

Equally, as an ISM, you need to ‘know the business’. The IT community in its entirety is so often charged with ‘not understanding the business’, so linking this with being a professional (see section below), it is important that you take the time to learn as much ...

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