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Strategic Planning for IS Security: Designing Objectives

  • Gurpreet Dhillon
  • Gholamreza Torkzadeh
  • Jerry Chang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10844)

Abstract

Management of information systems (IS) security in organizations has been hampered by the apparent lack of inclusion of organizational security objectives in the traditional strategic planning process. In order to improve IS security strategic planning, we argue that there should be a renewed emphasis on security planning objectives. In this paper we present two sets of objectives – fundamental and means. We then define an evaluation mechanism for assessing the security posture of a firm. Based on case work in healthcare, we illustrate the usefulness of the security evaluation method for designing enterprise security.

Keywords

IS security strategic planning Value-focused thinking IS security objectives 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gurpreet Dhillon
    • 1
  • Gholamreza Torkzadeh
    • 2
  • Jerry Chang
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  2. 2.University of Nevada Las VegasLas VegasUSA

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