Managing Information Assurance - From Policy to Metrics and Beyond

  • 2016

Managing Information Assurance - From Policy to Metrics and Beyond

Author:
Gaurav Kumar
Abstract:

This paper focuses on the importance of the various aspects of information assurance (IA) management. In today’s changing phase of technology, a wide variety of challenges are faced by IA managers every day. These challenges encompass people, processes, and technology. Through comprehensive research and analysis performed through various online and published sources, this paper attempts to discuss in detail some of these challenges including resistance to IA initiatives by business areas, building effective information security teams, compliance management, developing effective IA/IS policies, marketing IA, demonstrating value from IA initiatives via metrics. While analyzing each of these critical areas of IA management, some potential recommendations have been made in order to aid IA managers to better align IA initiatives to organizational business values.