I recently wrote about the desire, by many, to see the death of passwords. All negatives considered, if passwords go away, it won’t be because people don’t like them but because they lose their efficacy and cost proposition (they’re effectively free, transportable, satisfy the “something you know” criteria, and they’re easy to replace).
It’s not a concept most people associate with information security people or the approach to information security but it is something we in information security desire. We don’t want to overburden ourselves with unnecessary work or even management of controls.
A businesses need a policy framework to state its values, expectations and requirements in a meaningful way.
The policy framework depends on an organization’s structure to enforce ownership of these statements appropriately. Policy frameworks aid in understanding the enterprise by setting the ownership of policies, their associated and supporting documents and by creating a structure where these statements can be found.