A Generic Framework for Information Security Policy Development

Wan Basri Wan Ismail, Setyawan Widyarto, Raja Ahmad Tariqi Raja Ahmad, Khatipah Abd Ghani


Information security policies are not easy to create unless organizations explicitly recognize the various steps required in the development process of an information security policy, especially in institutions of higher education that use enormous amounts of IT. An improper development process or a copied security policy content from another organization might also fail to execute an effective job. The execution could be aimed at addressing an issue such as the non-compliance to applicable rules and regulations even if the replicated policy is properly developed, referenced, cited in laws or regulations and interpreted correctly. A generic framework was proposed to improve and establish the development process of security policies in institutions of higher education. The content analysis and cross-case analysis methods were used in this study in order to gainĀ  a thorough understanding of the information security policy development process in institutions of higher education


security policy development; information security policy; information security;

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