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Published: 19 Oct 2012

In industry best practices and regulatory requirements, much is written about information security programs and what these programs must address As recently as this year, Massachusetts' law regarding protection of personal information put forth explicit requirements for written information security programs. Regulations and best practices contain useful advice and generally sound requirements, but rarely -- if ever -- do they address the issue of ensuring the information security program is aligned with the company's tolerance for risk. Why is this topic absent, both in regulations and in best practice advice? How many companies actively discuss and manage information security risk tolerance? Understanding a company's risk tolerance related to securing information means that the information security department knows the degree to which the company's senior management requires their information be protected against a confidentially leak or data integrity compromise. And using that knowledge, the information security department has put policies and practices ... Access >>>

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