Gartner Research

How to Implement an Information Security Policy in a Federated Environment

Published: 16 June 2017

ID: G00319678

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

Summary

The effective development and deployment of security policies demands depth of thought, even in organizations that have simple structures. Security and risk managers who work in large, structurally complex/decentralized organizations face additional challenges that will require judgment and finesse.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Adopt a Policy Development Approach Flexible Enough to Manage the Differences in Business Relationships
  • Empower Local Participation and Decision Making to Balance Central Decision Making and Authority
    • Governance Model
    • Regulatory
    • Skills
    • Diversity of Core Business
  • Implement a Governance Approach With Visible States of Policy Compliance Across All Entities

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