IT Infrastructure, Strategy, and Charter Template Updated for PCI-DSS
Park City, UT - Janco released Version 3.0 of its IT Infrastructure, Strategy, and Charter Template today. With the increased PCI-DSS requirement and the explosion of technology into every facet of the day-to-day business environment there is a need for tools to create and manage the necessary infrastructure.
In addition to the updates to the template for PCI-DSS compliance,
detailed job descriptions have been added for the CIO of a large enterprise
plus a second CIO job description for a small enterprise. The CEO of Janco
Associates, Inc. , Victor Janulaitis said, "With the new PCI-DSS compliance
requirements and the explosion of technology into every facet of the
day-to-day business environment there is a need to define an effective
infrastructure to support operating environment; have a strategy for the
deployment and technology; and clearly define responsibilities and
accountabilities for the use and application of technology. " He added, "The
Information Technology Infrastructure, Strategy, and Charter Template fills
that need. "
Defining Your Optimal IT Infrastructure is a critical task that can no longer wait with all of the changes mandated by PCI-DSS, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, changing economic environment, and changes to enterprise operating environments.
The template helps enterprises:
- Understand and explain what infrastructure is, enabling enterprises, their constituents, and the executive team to manage the enterprise's technology environment more effectively;
- Analyze the current state their enterprise's infrastructure so they know where it works well and where to focus improvement efforts;
- Justify infrastructure spending, using the template's comprehensive definitions and ready to use examples to link IT infrastructure and the enterprise's bottom line; and,
- Prioritize enterprise resources with a prescriptive toolset that lets enterprises focus their efforts in a cost effective manner.
The template is over 125 pages in length and the topics
covered include: IT infrastructure, strategy, and charter summary; strategy
and charter statement of authority; it management structure; compliance;
personnel practices; controls; application development standards; service
requests; local area network; back-up and recovery; disaster recovery plan;
security; access control - physical site; access control - software and
data; and facility requirements.
This template works in concert with Janco's other popular tools: the Disaster Recovery Plan / Business Continuity Template; the Security Manual Template; the IT Service Management Template; and the Internet and IT Position Description HandiGuide.