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Information Security Policies in Large Organisations: Developing a Conceptual Framework to Explore their Impact

Information Security Policies in Large Organisations: Developing a Conceptual Framework to Explore their Impact
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Author(s): Neil F. Doherty (Loughborough University, UK) and Heather Fulford (Loughborough University, UK)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 2
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch308
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330

Abstract

Whilst the importance of the information security policy (ISP) is widely acknowledged in the academic literature, there has, to date, been little empirical analysis of its impact. To help fill this gap a study was initiated that sought to explore the relationship between the uptake, scope and dissemination of information security policies and the accompanying levels of security breaches. To this end a questionnaire was designed, validated and then targeted at IT managers within large organisations in the United Kingdom. The aim of this paper is to provide a progress report on this study by describing the objectives of the research and the design of the conceptual framework.

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