Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an information security manager.

An Information Security Manager is tasked with the responsible for protecting their company's computer systems and network against internal and external cyber-related threats. If this happens then all company data and information will be at risk of being stolen, damaged or lost. He/she will be tasked with prioritizing security coverage of the company.

Besides that, other duties he or she can get to handle include; developing and testing security measures, perform computer risk related training to company employees, develop and maintain data systems of the company, auditing system applications, perform backup and recovery procedures and monitor system logs and traffic for any suspicious incident.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Learn to use fewer words to say or explain our points or views to avoid making the audience bored.

Stimulate conversations by asking open-ended questions and encourage others to continue taking.

[employee comments goal]

Resist the rush to make decision on emotionally charged situations and step back or get some help in looking at the problem

Take the time to reflect on previous decision-making processes and jot down how one can improve the process the next time one faces a similar decision

[employee comments goal]

Strictly follow the company's policies and regulations in executing all your tasks

Listen to others attentively and weigh each party's opinions before speaking your mind

[employee comments goal]

Stay updated on different types of equipment introduced to the company

Work on skills development that will grow the level of expertise

[employee comments goal]

Set realistic goals and put some effort towards accomplishing them

Make a list of one's successes and read it aloud to yourself or colleagues whenever fear and panic set in

[employee comments goal]

Get rid of temptations such as social media apps in order to become more disciplined and focus on what is important

Believe that one's goal is doable and that one has the skills needed to accomplish it

[employee comments goal]

Show concern for all areas of the work provided and follow up on work outputs

Set crystal clear plans and development schemes that work in order to produce an all polished and perfect product

[employee comments goal]

Provide all participants with an agenda way before the scheduled day of a meeting

Assign clear roles to all participants and put extra effort in making notes during a meeting

[employee comments goal]

Put more effort into increasing the capacity to work anytime from anywhere and on any device

Learn to ask for assistance when faced with challenges related to operating modern electronic devices

[employee comments goal]

Automate processes and operations by developing programs that improve efficiency

Show more interest to follow and learn the latest trends in programming

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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