Information Security Management Discussion Board Post (Research this an provide an explanation of it in your own words)

Dec 16th, 2015
Price: $15 USD

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[NOTE: You must choose one Main Posting from Option A and one Main Posting from Option B]

Pick one Main Posting from Option A and one Main Posting from Option B:


  1. In Strategic Planning, what is SWOT?  How can this information be used in the Strategic Planning Process?
  2. Fully explain the factors the determine an organization's perceived environmental uncertainty (PEU). How does understanding these help establish an IT strategy?
  3. Why is it important to understand the organization's past, present, and future state when establishing it's IT strategy? What happens if one is missing?
  4. What is the value chain model? Provide a brief example of how it can be used in an organization.
  5. Why is it important to understand the organization's culture? Explain methods for determining it.
  6. In your own words, explain scenario planning. How does it help with strategic planning? What are some of its potential challenges?
  7. Why does strategic planning need to be forward looking in its design and implementation? Why is it important for the strategy developers to be visionaries?


  1. Explain the benefits of integrating the IT / Security strategic plan with the enterprise strategic plan and the business units' strategic plans.  What can happen if this doesn't occur?
  2. On page 74 of the Security Strategy book, there are 12 questions you should consider before starting a strategic plan.  Pick three of these to discuss on the week 4 discussion board.  Why are these questions important?  How do they assist in the development of the strategic plan? [Try not to repeat questions used by other students.]
  3. The text mentions a "catch-ball" phase of the planning process.  Research this an provide an explanation of it in your own words.  How can this be used by an organization?
  4. The bottom of page 75 provides some guidelines in the planning process.  Explain them in your own words.  Why is it important to address these? What happens if they're not followed?
  5. The book states, "Goals are formed using SMART or SMARTER." (p. 83)  Explain this in your own words. Use at least one outside reference. Include how this benefits the strategic planning process.

Requirement : 1 page each with Citations in APA Format.

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