Security Governance Program
Security Governance Mission
The ‘G’ in GRC, GitLab’s security governance discipline helps to define, train and measure security strategies and progress toward security objectives by creating a set of processes and practices that run across departments and functions. By following a Governance framework, GitLab ensures accountability, fairness and transparency in both how the company runs and how it communicates with its stakeholders.
These are the core responsibilities of the security governance discipline.
Security policies and standards
Keeping the organization on track and within established boundaries to ensure compliance with laws and regulations while maintaining GitLab’s Information Security Policies. Providing guidance, consistency and accountability to streamline internal processes and align with GitLab’s values and mission.
Security handbook maintenance
Security Governance is responsible for the continuous maintenance and improvement of the
security section in GitLab’s handbook. This includes the creation and maintenance of security policies and standards, the creation and maintenance of controlled documents, maintenance of the
security section’s overall structure, content relevance and accuracy, and alignment with GitLab’s style guide. To request an update to the handbook’s
security section, please open an issue using the link below.
Security Assurance metrics
Measuring performance effectiveness of our security controls, against a plan to prevent security incidents and safeguard sensitive data to improve the security posture of GitLab and the reduction of risk. “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” -Lord Kevin.
Regulatory and compliance landscape monitoring
To support GitLab’s regulatory and compliance requirements, the Security Governance team conducts quarterly monitoring for changes to such requirements. Material changes are reported to relevant team members for triage and action.
GCF Control Maintenance
Managing the GCF control framework, to include changes as a result of the risks and regulatory requirements.
Security Compliance Training
Creating and managing security compliance trainings to ensure GitLab team members are aware and trained in security core competencies.
GRC Application Administration
Managing a variety of tools used by the Security Assurance Team carrying out defined administrative tasks such as
- Configuration changes
- User Access Management
- High-Level quality oversight
We will assist in managing and providing guidance to carry out day to day activities related to the core competencies of all compliance activities within ZenGRC such as Control Testing, UARs, Vendor Reviews and Risk Assessments to automate, integrate and streamline business processes to increase GitLab’s Information Security Program maturity and deliver measurable ROI.
Metrics and Measures of Success
Contact the Team
Donovan Felton, @dfelton, Security Assurance Engineer, Automation
Joe Longo, @jlongo_gitlab, Manager, Governance and Field Security