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Research Roundup for Creating Information Security Policy

Published: 28 February 2017

ID: G00317734

Analyst(s): Sam Olyaei , Jeffrey Wheatman


For security and risk management leaders, policy is an integral prerequisite for success. This document provides an overview of Gartner's research on creating, managing, and maintaining security and IT risk policy, with links to templates for common policies.

Table Of Contents


Research Highlights

  • Best Practices for Creating and Managing Policy
  • Toolkits and Guidance for Specific Policy Topics
    • Security Policy Statement or Charter
    • Information and Data Classification
    • Security Incident Response
    • Software Asset Management and SaaS Procurement
    • Identity and Access Management
    • Cloud and SaaS Policy
    • IT Operations and Administration
    • Acceptable Use and End-User Behavior
    • Personal and Mobile Devices
    • Privacy
    • Data Security Policy
  • Commercial and Open Sources of Policy

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