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Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies, Third Edition by Sari Greene, Omar Santos

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Chapter 1

Understanding Cybersecurity Policy and Governance

Chapter Objectives

After reading this chapter and completing the exercises, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the significance of cybersecurity policies.

  • Evaluate the role policy plays in corporate culture and civil society.

  • Articulate the objective of cybersecurity-related policies.

  • Identify the different characteristics of successful cybersecurity policies.

  • Define the life cycle of a cybersecurity policy.

We live in an interconnected world where both individual and collective actions have the potential to result in inspiring goodness or tragic harm. The objective of cybersecurity is to protect each of us, our economy, our critical infrastructure, and our country ...

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