Definition of the issue and statement of relevant terms.
Statement of roles and responsibilities
Statement of applicability and compliance requirements.
Statement of performance of characteristics and requirements.
Identifies major functional areas of information.
Quantifies the effect of the loss of the information.
Requires the identification of information owners.
Lists applications that support the business function.
Adoption of a corporate information security policy statement
Development and implementation of an information security standards manual
Development of a security awareness-training program
Purchase of security access control software
Issue corporate standard to be used when addressing specific security problems.
Issue guidelines in selecting equipment, configuration, design, and secure operations.
Define the specific assets to be protected and identify the specific tasks which must be completed to secure them.
Define the main security objectives which must be achieved and the security framework to meet business objectives.
So that they will accept ownership for security within the organization.
So that employees will follow the policy directives.
So that external bodies will recognize the organizations commitment to security.
So that they can be held legally accountable.
Acceptable use policy
A definition of the particular settings that have been determined to provide optimum security
A brief, high-level statement defining what is and is not permitted during the operation of the system.
A definition of those items that must be excluded on the system.
A listing of tools and applications that will be used to protect the system.
Obtain copies of mandatory regulations.
Gain management approval.
Seek acceptance from other departments.
Ensure policy is compliant with current working practices.
Definition of management expectations.
Responsibilities of individuals and groups for protected information.
Statement of senior executive support.
Definition of legal and regulatory controls.
What is to be done.
When it is to be done.
Who is to do it.
Why is it to be done
They prevent users from accessing any control function.
They eliminate the need for most auditing functions.
They may be administrative, procedural, or technical.
They are generally inexpensive to implement.
Be a function within the information systems functions of an organization
Report directly to a specialized business unit such as legal, corporate security or insurance
Be lead by a Chief Security Officer and report directly to the CEO
Be independent but report to the Information Systems function
Ever evolving process