What is involved in Communications and Network Security
Find out what the related areas are that Communications and Network Security connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Communications and Network Security thinking-frame.
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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Communications and Network Security related domains to cover and 120 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.
The following domains are covered:
Communications and Network Security, Communications security, Access control, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Classified information, Commonwealth Securities, Controlled Cryptographic Item, Copyright status of work by the U.S. government, Cryptographic security, De facto standard, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, Dynamic secrets, Electronic Key Management System, Electronics technician, Frequency hopping, General Services Administration, Information security, Information warfare, Military communications, NSA encryption systems, NSA product types, National Information Systems Security Glossary, National Security Agency, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Operations security, Over the Air Rekeying, Physical security, Secure Terminal Equipment, Secure communication, Signal operating instructions, Signals intelligence, Spectrum management, Spread spectrum, Traffic analysis, Transmission security, Two person integrity, United States Department of Defense, Voice encryption:
Communications and Network Security Critical Criteria:
Check Communications and Network Security issues and look at the big picture.
– How do senior leaders actions reflect a commitment to the organizations Communications and Network Security values?
– What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good Communications and Network Security project manager?
– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Communications and Network Security?
Communications security Critical Criteria:
Have a meeting on Communications security outcomes and intervene in Communications security processes and leadership.
– What potential environmental factors impact the Communications and Network Security effort?
– Are accountability and ownership for Communications and Network Security clearly defined?
– How can we improve Communications and Network Security?
Access control Critical Criteria:
Prioritize Access control outcomes and oversee implementation of Access control.
– Question to cloud provider: Does your platform offer fine-grained access control so that my users can have different roles that do not create conflicts or violate compliance guidelines?
– Can the access control product protect individual devices (e.g., floppy disks, compact disks–read-only memory CD-ROM, serial and parallel interfaces, and system clipboard)?
– If our security management product supports access control based on defined rules, what is the granularity of the rules supported: access control per user, group, or role?
– Does the provider utilize Network Access Control based enforcement for continuous monitoring of its virtual machine population and virtual machine sprawl prevention?
– Access control: Are there appropriate controls over access to PII when stored in the cloud so that only individuals with a need to know will be able to access it?
– Which customers cant participate in our Communications and Network Security domain because they lack skills, wealth, or convenient access to existing solutions?
– For your Communications and Network Security project, identify and describe the business environment. is there more than one layer to the business environment?
– If data need to be secured through access controls (e.g. password-protected network space), how will they be applied?
– Why is it important to have senior management support for a Communications and Network Security project?
– Do access control logs contain successful and unsuccessful login attempts and access to audit logs?
– Is the process actually generating measurable improvement in the state of logical access control?
– Access Control To Program Source Code: Is access to program source code restricted?
– What is the direction of flow for which access control is required?
– Should we call it role based rule based access control, or rbrbac?
– Do the provider services offer fine grained access control?
– What type of advanced access control is supported?
– What access control exists to protect the data?
– What is our role based access control?
Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency Critical Criteria:
Investigate Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency management and gather practices for scaling Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency.
– What other organizational variables, such as reward systems or communication systems, affect the performance of this Communications and Network Security process?
– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Communications and Network Security forward?
Classified information Critical Criteria:
Mix Classified information goals and oversee Classified information management by competencies.
– How do your measurements capture actionable Communications and Network Security information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?
– Are there any data with specific security or regulatory concerns with sharing (e.g. classified information or handling requirements), and how will they be addressed?
– In what ways are Communications and Network Security vendors and us interacting to ensure safe and effective use?
– How important is Communications and Network Security to the user organizations mission?
Commonwealth Securities Critical Criteria:
Drive Commonwealth Securities adoptions and define what our big hairy audacious Commonwealth Securities goal is.
– Do the Communications and Network Security decisions we make today help people and the planet tomorrow?
– What are your most important goals for the strategic Communications and Network Security objectives?
Controlled Cryptographic Item Critical Criteria:
Analyze Controlled Cryptographic Item tasks and summarize a clear Controlled Cryptographic Item focus.
– How do mission and objectives affect the Communications and Network Security processes of our organization?
– Is there any existing Communications and Network Security governance structure?
Copyright status of work by the U.S. government Critical Criteria:
Look at Copyright status of work by the U.S. government issues and intervene in Copyright status of work by the U.S. government processes and leadership.
– Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Communications and Network Security services/products?
– Think about the functions involved in your Communications and Network Security project. what processes flow from these functions?
– How will you measure your Communications and Network Security effectiveness?
Cryptographic security Critical Criteria:
Communicate about Cryptographic security risks and assess what counts with Cryptographic security that we are not counting.
– Can we do Communications and Network Security without complex (expensive) analysis?
– Who needs to know about Communications and Network Security ?
De facto standard Critical Criteria:
Track De facto standard visions and simulate teachings and consultations on quality process improvement of De facto standard.
– Do you see the need for actions in the area of standardisation (including both formal standards and the promotion of/agreement on de facto standards) related to your sector?
– What tools do you use once you have decided on a Communications and Network Security strategy and more importantly how do you choose?
– Is Communications and Network Security Realistic, or are you setting yourself up for failure?
– Do we all define Communications and Network Security in the same way?
Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms Critical Criteria:
Refer to Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms failures and drive action.
– Does Communications and Network Security include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?
– How do you determine the key elements that affect Communications and Network Security workforce satisfaction? how are these elements determined for different workforce groups and segments?
Dynamic secrets Critical Criteria:
Systematize Dynamic secrets outcomes and give examples utilizing a core of simple Dynamic secrets skills.
– Does Communications and Network Security create potential expectations in other areas that need to be recognized and considered?
– What vendors make products that address the Communications and Network Security needs?
– How do we manage Communications and Network Security Knowledge Management (KM)?
Electronic Key Management System Critical Criteria:
Drive Electronic Key Management System management and cater for concise Electronic Key Management System education.
– What are the top 3 things at the forefront of our Communications and Network Security agendas for the next 3 years?
– How do we know that any Communications and Network Security analysis is complete and comprehensive?
– What are our Communications and Network Security Processes?
Electronics technician Critical Criteria:
Check Electronics technician engagements and develop and take control of the Electronics technician initiative.
– How likely is the current Communications and Network Security plan to come in on schedule or on budget?
– How can skill-level changes improve Communications and Network Security?
Frequency hopping Critical Criteria:
Facilitate Frequency hopping goals and intervene in Frequency hopping processes and leadership.
– What new services of functionality will be implemented next with Communications and Network Security ?
– What is our formula for success in Communications and Network Security ?
– Have all basic functions of Communications and Network Security been defined?
General Services Administration Critical Criteria:
Inquire about General Services Administration tasks and find the essential reading for General Services Administration researchers.
– What are the short and long-term Communications and Network Security goals?
– Who sets the Communications and Network Security standards?
– How can the value of Communications and Network Security be defined?
Information security Critical Criteria:
Nurse Information security governance and innovate what needs to be done with Information security.
– Does the information security function actively engage with other critical functions, such as it, Human Resources, legal, and the privacy officer, to develop and enforce compliance with information security and privacy policies and practices?
– Are information security policies, including policies for access control, application and system development, operational, network and physical security, formally documented?
– Are Human Resources subject to screening, and do they have terms and conditions of employment defining their information security responsibilities?
– Do suitable policies for the information security exist for all critical assets of the value added chain (indication of completeness of policies, Ico )?
– Do suitable policies for the information security exist for all critical assets of the value added chain (degree of completeness)?
– Are information security roles and responsibilities coordinated and aligned with internal roles and external partners?
– Are we requesting exemption from or modification to established information security policies or standards?
– Have standards for information security across all entities been established or codified into law?
– Does your organization have a chief information security officer (ciso or equivalent title)?
– Is there a business continuity/disaster recovery plan in place?
– Is an organizational information security policy established?
– What is the main driver for information security expenditure?
– Conform to the identified information security requirements?
Information warfare Critical Criteria:
Nurse Information warfare goals and differentiate in coordinating Information warfare.
– Is maximizing Communications and Network Security protection the same as minimizing Communications and Network Security loss?
– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Communications and Network Security? There might be some that are less obvious?
Military communications Critical Criteria:
Generalize Military communications tasks and revise understanding of Military communications architectures.
NSA encryption systems Critical Criteria:
Canvass NSA encryption systems quality and clarify ways to gain access to competitive NSA encryption systems services.
– Who is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources (time, people and money) are allocated to Communications and Network Security?
– What sources do you use to gather information for a Communications and Network Security study?
– What are the record-keeping requirements of Communications and Network Security activities?
NSA product types Critical Criteria:
Chat re NSA product types strategies and look at the big picture.
– What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the Communications and Network Security process?
– Which Communications and Network Security goals are the most important?
National Information Systems Security Glossary Critical Criteria:
Grasp National Information Systems Security Glossary strategies and find out what it really means.
– How do we Lead with Communications and Network Security in Mind?
National Security Agency Critical Criteria:
Accumulate National Security Agency results and describe the risks of National Security Agency sustainability.
– Is the Communications and Network Security organization completing tasks effectively and efficiently?
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Critical Criteria:
Have a session on North Atlantic Treaty Organization quality and shift your focus.
– Record-keeping requirements flow from the records needed as inputs, outputs, controls and for transformation of a Communications and Network Security process. ask yourself: are the records needed as inputs to the Communications and Network Security process available?
– What is the source of the strategies for Communications and Network Security strengthening and reform?
– What will drive Communications and Network Security change?
Operations security Critical Criteria:
Powwow over Operations security decisions and adopt an insight outlook.
– Think about the kind of project structure that would be appropriate for your Communications and Network Security project. should it be formal and complex, or can it be less formal and relatively simple?
– Do we have past Communications and Network Security Successes?
Over the Air Rekeying Critical Criteria:
Have a round table over Over the Air Rekeying failures and optimize Over the Air Rekeying leadership as a key to advancement.
Physical security Critical Criteria:
Apply Physical security adoptions and remodel and develop an effective Physical security strategy.
– In the case of a Communications and Network Security project, the criteria for the audit derive from implementation objectives. an audit of a Communications and Network Security project involves assessing whether the recommendations outlined for implementation have been met. in other words, can we track that any Communications and Network Security project is implemented as planned, and is it working?
– Are there multiple physical security controls (such as badges, escorts, or mantraps) in place that would prevent unauthorized individuals from gaining access to the facility?
– Does your Cybersecurity plan contain both cyber and physical security components, or does your physical security plan identify critical cyber assets?
– Has Cybersecurity been identified in the physical security plans for the assets, reflecting planning for a blended cyber/physical attack?
– Secured Offices, Rooms and Facilities: Are physical security for offices, rooms and facilities designed and applied?
– Is the security product consistent with physical security and other policy requirements?
Secure Terminal Equipment Critical Criteria:
Substantiate Secure Terminal Equipment adoptions and plan concise Secure Terminal Equipment education.
– What are the Essentials of Internal Communications and Network Security Management?
– Is the scope of Communications and Network Security defined?
Secure communication Critical Criteria:
Unify Secure communication projects and correct Secure communication management by competencies.
– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in Communications and Network Security?
Signal operating instructions Critical Criteria:
Brainstorm over Signal operating instructions planning and look at the big picture.
– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Communications and Network Security is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?
– Do those selected for the Communications and Network Security team have a good general understanding of what Communications and Network Security is all about?
Signals intelligence Critical Criteria:
Check Signals intelligence governance and learn.
Spectrum management Critical Criteria:
Substantiate Spectrum management outcomes and reinforce and communicate particularly sensitive Spectrum management decisions.
– Risk factors: what are the characteristics of Communications and Network Security that make it risky?
Spread spectrum Critical Criteria:
Drive Spread spectrum strategies and use obstacles to break out of ruts.
– How will we insure seamless interoperability of Communications and Network Security moving forward?
– What are internal and external Communications and Network Security relations?
Traffic analysis Critical Criteria:
Accelerate Traffic analysis tactics and probe using an integrated framework to make sure Traffic analysis is getting what it needs.
– How would one define Communications and Network Security leadership?
Transmission security Critical Criteria:
Disseminate Transmission security issues and plan concise Transmission security education.
– What management system can we use to leverage the Communications and Network Security experience, ideas, and concerns of the people closest to the work to be done?
Two person integrity Critical Criteria:
Troubleshoot Two person integrity outcomes and intervene in Two person integrity processes and leadership.
– What are the Key enablers to make this Communications and Network Security move?
– How can you measure Communications and Network Security in a systematic way?
United States Department of Defense Critical Criteria:
Guard United States Department of Defense projects and finalize the present value of growth of United States Department of Defense.
– Are there any easy-to-implement alternatives to Communications and Network Security? Sometimes other solutions are available that do not require the cost implications of a full-blown project?
– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Communications and Network Security delivery for example is new software needed?
Voice encryption Critical Criteria:
Dissect Voice encryption governance and oversee implementation of Voice encryption.
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Author: Gerard Blokdijk
CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com
Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.
To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:
Communications security External links:
Access control External links:
Linear Pro Access – Professional Access Control Systems
GoKeyless: Keyless Locks and Access Control Store | …
What is Access Control? – Definition from Techopedia
Classified information External links:
[USC10] 18 USC 798: Disclosure of classified information
http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:18 section:798 edition:prelim)
Commonwealth Securities External links:
Commonwealth Securities Ltd – Home
Commonwealth Securities Jobs, Employment | Indeed.com
Controlled Cryptographic Item External links:
Controlled Cryptographic Item Assembly – Defined Term
CCI – Controlled Cryptographic Item | AcronymFinder
Controlled Cryptographic Item definitions – Defined Term
Copyright status of work by the U.S. government External links:
Copyright status of work by the U.S. government – mobile …
Cryptographic security External links:
Cryptographic security architecture : design and verification
DTIC ADA084456: The Cryptographic Security of …
De facto standard External links:
DE FACTO STANDARD definition – The Legal Dictionary
De Facto Standard Flashcards | Quizlet
Dynamic secrets External links:
Dynamic Secrets – Getting Started – Vault by HashiCorp
Electronic Key Management System External links:
Electronic Key Management System | Keyper Systems
Electronics technician External links:
Army COOL Snapshot – RADAR Electronics Technician (RAD)
[PDF]Electronics Technician – United States Navy – NRTC …
Electronics Technician Training | Gateway Technical College
Frequency hopping External links:
Most Popular “Frequency Hopping” Titles – IMDb
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum RF Technology – Freewave
[PDF]Frequency Hopping Multiplexer (FHMUX)
General Services Administration External links:
[PDF]GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION …
GSA – U.S. General Services Administration | OfficeSupply…
[PDF]U.S. General Services Administration Calendar …
Information security External links:
ALTA – Information Security
Federal Information Security Management Act – NIST
Information warfare External links:
Information warfare. (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
Journal of Information Warfare
Information warfare – SourceWatch
Military communications External links:
Raven 2500 – Military Communications Backpack | Kelty
NSA product types External links:
NSA product types – Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge …
NSA product types – Revolvy
https://www.revolvy.com/topic/NSA product types
NSA product types – WOW.com
National Security Agency External links:
National Security Agency for Intelligence Careers
National Security Agency – The New York Times
North Atlantic Treaty Organization External links:
North Atlantic Treaty Organization – Encyclopedia Britannica
Operations security External links:
111 – Operations Security (OPSEC) Flashcards | Quizlet
[PDF]USAG Operations Security (OPSEC) Training for …
Over the Air Rekeying External links:
KZA0580 P25 Over the Air Rekeying (OTAR) KNG Mobiles …
Physical security External links:
ADC LTD NM Leader In Personnel & Physical Security
UAB – Business and Auxiliary Services – Physical Security
Army COOL Summary – ASI H3 – Physical Security Operations
Secure Terminal Equipment External links:
STE The Secure Terminal Equipment Office Telephone
STE abbreviation stands for Secure Terminal Equipment
Secure communication External links:
Contact// Secure Communication, Inc.
What is SECURE COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL? …
Secure Communication Management System (SCMS)
Signal operating instructions External links:
Lyrics containing the term: signal operating instructions
https://www.lyrics.com/lyrics/signal operating instructions
[PDF]O Scale Vertical Signal Operating Instructions – …
Signals intelligence External links:
MOS 35V Chief Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Sergeant
The CIA and Signals Intelligence – National Security Archive
[PDF]MCWP 2-22 Signals Intelligence
Spectrum management External links:
[PDF]SOUTHWEST REGION SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT …
Spread spectrum External links:
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum RF Technology – Freewave
[PDF]2.4GHz 6-Channel Spread Spectrum Radio
Futaba FASST 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz) Spread Spectrum R/C …
Traffic analysis External links:
Work Zone and Traffic Analysis Technical Resources – …
What is Network Traffic Analysis? – Definition from …
[PDF]Chapter 320 Traffic Analysis
Transmission security External links:
Transmission Security (TRANSEC) – Techopedia.com
[PDF]TRANSMISSION SECURITY POLICY AND …
Two person integrity External links:
Two Person Integrity – App Demo
[PDF]Policy and Procedure for Two Person Integrity
United States Department of Defense External links:
United States Department of Defense
[PDF]United States Department of Defense (DoD) DoD …
United States Department of Defense Standards of …
Voice encryption External links:
Voice Encryption – Gartner IT Glossary