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Top Ten Strategic Priorities for Information Security

Oct 01, 20051 min
IT StrategyNetwork SecuritySecurity

  1. Disaster recovery/business continuity
  2. Employee awareness programs
  3. Data backup
  4. Overall information security strategy
  5. Network firewalls
  6. Centralized security information management system
  7. Periodic security audits
  8. Monitoring employees
  9. Monitoring security reports (log files, vulnerability reports and so on)
  10. Spending on intellectual property protection

This list further reinforces the reactive nature of information security. Awareness programs often score high as a strategic priority because theyre relatively low-cost.

One should expect number 10 on this list will shoot up in priority next year, given the steady stream of identity thefts and other major information crimes.