Access "Layer 8: The security governance myth"
This article is part of the January 2005 issue of How security pros can benefit from information sharing
The unified business approach to security is creating better risk management. Is all the current fuss about governance making our lives easier or better? Can we really expect new regulations to force businesses to become as secure as we think they should be? I'm skeptical about the utility of government processes that are created to save business from itself; however, whether it's regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley or standards like COBIT and ISO 17799, the governance movement, driven by both internal initiatives and government mandates, has encouraged--if not forced--security to align itself with business philosophy, operations and objectives. Security is finally becoming part of a unified framework that shares goals, methods and vocabulary with the rest of the enterprise. Governance improves security's ability to communicate and expands the opportunity for sharing lessons learned. This is good for us and good for business. From the security pro's perspective, this unified corporate framework promulgates two primary agendas: risk management and transparency. ... Access >>>
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