Gartner Research

Planning Information Security and Risk Management Policy

Published: 06 June 2012

ID: G00230523

Analyst(s): Jay Heiser


Good policy won't automatically make for an effective security program, but bad policy usually leads to a mediocre and immature level of risk management. This research provides guidance on structuring security and risk management policy to best fit organizational circumstances.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Enterprise Policy Standardization
  • Establishing Goals
  • Match Policy to Organization Characteristics and Circumstances
  • Approval and Enforcement Constituencies
  • Policy Hierarchy
  • Document Structure and Audience
  • Conclusion

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