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Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, 3rd Edition by Kim

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CHAPTER 4: The Drivers of the Information Security Business

EVERY ORGANIZATION CARRIES OUT TASKS to satisfy business objectives. Without objectives, organizations have no purpose. You must identify the elements in your organization that support your business objectives.

These elements are your organization’s business drivers. Business drivers include people, information, and conditions that support business objectives. Information security activities directly support several common business drivers, including compliance and efforts to protect intellectual property. Security activities can also negatively affect business drivers, making it more difficult to satisfy your business objectives.

Some outside requirements direct how your organization ...

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