What We Do
Identify Project Resources
In order to constructively and effectively deploy project resources, having an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the scope of the required resources is key!
These resources include:
- The Support staff or personnel who is often in charge of administration, procurement, contracts, and others
- The Network Operations staff
- The Security Project Manager
- The Security Engineering Development personnel
- The Security Integration team (they include individuals or organizations who may sometimes serve as part-time contributors within your environment)
- The Security Operations and Support staff
Develop a Workable Implementation Plan
The implementation plan features:
- Reiterate the importance of the architectural framework as an indispensable, top-level design, that facilitates the smooth running of other solution components
- Outline of the overall project plan as well as a detailed project schedule
- Have a solid communications and training plan with a well-defined project completion and acceptance test plan.
- Suggest a workable security implementation team which may be similar to the original security architecture team
- Pay close attention to every detail concerning all required resources and other key success factors such as the test lab, pilot participants, firewall, or other application-related changes that must be put in perspective and agreed upon in advance.
- Develop an implementation risk analysis and mitigation plan
- Draft out a comprehensive cost estimate
Acquire Sustainable Buy-In and Support
The success of any implementation plan often depends largely on the qualitative input of the vendors. Vendors often provide valuable resources for several stages of the plan. They also play an indispensable role in some of the plans that are related to customer deliverables, such as the test lab. The full plan and support, however, often requires a rich synergy among dedicated security staff, vendor staff, and the staff of the cross-functional resources that work as a consolidated entity in the initial ‘Buy-In and Support’ plan implementation.
Develop Detailed Design and Test Plans
The peculiar progression of the security project in this stage graduates from the architectural and high-level design framework to a more detailed scheme. The process, however, must be coordinated by the vendor or someone who is in active collaboration with the vendor. Nevertheless, it is always a smart idea to give diligence having your technical support staff or consultant on standby, to help pilot the process and ensure the final design is consistent with the architectural framework.