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Implementing Information Security Governance in a Federated Enterprise

Published: 26 April 2017

ID: G00321592

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan , Jeffrey Wheatman , Tom Scholtz


Implementing information security in a federated environment is challenging. Stakeholders have different goals, maturity and risk appetites. Security and risk management leaders must implement governance that accounts for variance and supports risk management goals to balance risk and opportunity.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess Your Current Approach to Security Governance
  • Conduct a Gap Assessment Between Current State and Desired State
  • Define, Clarify and Socialize Roles and Responsibilities Within Your Governance Process
  • Implement a Simple Three-Step Approach to Federated Governance
  • Leveraging Policy for Implementing Federated Governance
    • Why the Approach Works

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