Gartner Research

How to Craft and Plan Your Security Policy

Published: 20 July 2012

ID: G00228758

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan


Despite the wealth of resources on writing information security policies, companies struggle with balancing the right level of guidance, a sufficiently direct style and a risk-based approach. Gartner provides what CISOs need to know to develop a policy that ensures enforceability and clarity.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Why You Are Writing the Policy
  • The Policy Context
  • The Policy Content
    • Context
    • Scope and Audience
    • Statement of Principles
    • Policy Statements
    • Policy Compliance Guidance
    • RACI Chart
  • The Policy Style

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