Enterprise information security policy assessment : an extended framework for metrics development utilising the goal-question-metric approach
Corpuz, Maria (2011) Enterprise information security policy assessment : an extended framework for metrics development utilising the goal-question-metric approach. In Proceedings of the 15th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS), Orlando, FL, pp. 269-274.
Effective enterprise information security policy management requires review and assessment activities to ensure information security policies are aligned with business goals and objectives. As security policy management involves the elements of policy development process and the security policy as output, the context for security policy assessment requires goal-based metrics for these two elements. However, the current security management assessment methods only provide checklist types of assessment that are predefined by industry best practices and do not allow for developing specific goal-based metrics. Utilizing theories drawn from literature, this paper proposes the Enterprise Information Security Policy Assessment approach that expands on the Goal-Question-Metric (GQM) approach. The proposed assessment approach is then applied in a case scenario example to illustrate a practical application. It is shown that the proposed framework addresses the requirement for developing assessment metrics and allows for the concurrent undertaking of process-based and product-based assessment. Recommendations for further research activities include the conduct of empirical research to validate the propositions and the practical application of the proposed assessment approach in case studies to provide opportunities to introduce further enhancements to the approach.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||Paper as part of Research Thesis by Author/Researcher|
|Keywords:||information security policy, information security management assessment, security policy assessment, security assessment|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
Past > Schools > School of Information Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Maria Corpuz|
|Deposited On:||26 Apr 2012 15:05|
|Last Modified:||26 Apr 2012 15:05|
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