Sample Management Paper on Designing a Benchmarking Plan

After formulating a CRR plan to reduce security information risk that had widely spread
in my community, I had to develop a monitoring plan to ensure that the program was well-
formulated, especially ensuring effectiveness. Basak et al., (2016) accentuate that each CRR plan
has its particular monitoring procedures. Thus, the CRR officers must establish mitigations and
applicable strategies to ensure information security while curbing information risks. In that light,
after reviewing the comforts and strategic mechanisms put in place to curb information risk, I
saw the essence of a monitoring plan to track the effectiveness of the tools set in place.
This risk management benchmark provides more than just generic information about the
current information security level. Still, it also differentiates four characteristics of the
participating enterprises, allowing the research to be more focused on insights. Carter & Rausch
(2006) elaborate that benchmarking does not simply give broad information about the most
current condition but compares it with the standard requirements. Thus, benchmarking provide a
critical base on which researchers can support their data and CRR plan implementation
mechanisms to ensure success.
On benchmarking in residents, about 6 of every 10 interviewed participants suffered from
information security risk. Such cases statics raises concerns as Baka et al., (2016) note that at
least one individual out of ten should account for the cyberbullying victims. Thus, the agency
should make efforts to address these statics by benchmarking private or government
organizations that exhibit highly effective information security approaches. As I mentioned in
Unit I proposal, about 65% of private institutions, education institutions, and business enterprises

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suffer from information security risks. Further studies cite that the standard information security
risk should only account for 7% of all the risks affecting institutions and organizations globally,
despite the rapidly growing technology (Basak et al., 2016). However, noted that government
entities were the only institutions less affected by such risk during their study (figure 1),
signifying the extent to which other organizations generally neglect community information
security.
I have realized that benchmarking is an integral component in monitoring a Community
Risk Reduction Plan. Beside the primary risk mitigating measures, the CRR plan should
establish secondary measures to mitigate unforeseen risks, especially at the end of the plan
(Carter & Rausch, 2006). The inclusion of these measures will also in tracking pre and post-
mitigation procedures that will minimize the other unforeseen risks. Notably, to ensure an
effective approach to risk management benchmarking, the following reviews should be
considered;
The most important thing is to focus internally on improving the risk management
practices and the effects of risk management organizational operations. Measures that were put
into place to curb information security risk included data encryption, frequent updates of the
system, and disposal of outdated hard drives. The performance goals of the CRR plan are aimed
at curbing the rampant information security risk. So far, the campaign of sensitizing companies
and organizations to update their systems frequently has been effective.

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Figure 1 : Information security identification metrics (Basak et al., (2016)
Relevant metrics about information security risks should be identified and discussed with
the department's relevant stakeholders. An agreement should be found. Then data should be
collected to determine the performance skills of the CRR plan and internal benchmarks. The data
used to measure the model's achievement will be collected from the risk management department
and analyzed by the task force members. Fire and risk management officers will be responsible
for collecting and analyzing the data obtained from the risk management department. The agency
chairman will then review the data to ascertain accuracy. It allows you to detect historical trends
in your business, assess development, and measure success. Furthermore, this enables you to
discover practical individual functions and distribute them as best practices throughout the
agency.

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I need to look for known information security risks for the internal benchmarking
process. For example, My Risk Management Plan will help me and the other stakeholders in the
agency create a comprehensive risk management plan. The resources will help identify the risk
management efforts and some improvements in risk management policy. The analyzed data
obtained from the risk management department will inform the internal focus.
If the benchmarks are not met, other contingency plans that should be implemented
include attending risk summits and network with other risk management agencies. Through the
seminars, we will meet with other risk management champions and share ideas on further
mitigations and strategies that can be put in place to make the agency effective.
The stakeholders in the agency should meet monthly to analyze the data collected from
the department and identify areas where modifications are required to ensure that the mitigations
and strategies are effective. Amendments agreed by the stakeholders will be communicated to
the other staff member through a memorandum, and additional training will be offered when new
mitigation and strategic approaches are identified. The duration of the training will depend on the
complexity of the new system identified. The modifications will be evaluated by comparing data
collected before the amendments are implemented and after they are implemented to see if there
are achievements after their implementations. If there are no new achievements, the stakeholders
will be met and revised.

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References

Carter, H. R., & Rausch, E. (2006). Management in the fire service. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Basak, S., Shapiro, A., & Teplá, L. (2016).