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Future of information security governance

Jared Heng | July 18, 2008
With ever increasing sophistication of cyber attacks, information security governance takes on a whole new meaning and urgency.

Moosa notes that IT governance philosophies include using IT as a competitive weapon', investment in leading technologies or leveraging on proven, mature technologies. No single IT governance model is optimal, and such models must be flexible to changes in the business strategy and environment.

However, he says that there are several ways to improve IT governance. Besides recognising organisational culture and change requirements, IT leaders should value communications as a critical success factor.

Additionally, they should set achievable project targets and expectations, while linking IT governance to business needs. Identifying enterprise maturity level is crucial as well.

 

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