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This article is part of the December 2009 issue of Step-by-step guide to avoiding basic database security risks
Today's policy artifact landscape has become much more complex given the regulations they must complement and support. Additionally, the complexity of information systems and technology has increased with the advent of the geo-distributed architecture of cloud computing which requires a global perspective for policy development. Policies are a system of authoritative artifacts deployed to protect an organization's information assets. Specifically, authoritative artifacts are documents against which an organization executes and operates. Our intent is to provide information security professionals with methods and techniques to drive an aggregate method of policy design and move away from the more individualistic method that has been approached. Aggregation results in policy artifacts that are consumable, extensible and easily sustainable. We will examine how a taxonomy-based approach is used to design policy artifacts. Removed is the unwieldy structure-driven policy architecture that results in redundant, unnecessary and hard to consume artifacts. The ... Access >>>
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