The Importance of Executive Management Support

Implementing security policies starts with executive management. Without executive support, policies are just words. To have meaning they must be given the right priority and be enforced. That’s when the benefits and value of security policies are realized for an organization. Implementing security policies creates a culture in which risk awareness takes work and resources. Unfortunately, some executives see involvement with security policies and risk awareness as an IT issue, and a distraction given their other priorities. However, executive management support is critical to the success of security policy implementation and acceptance throughout the organization.

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