Journal of Computer Science

Dominant Factors in National Information Security Policies

Fahad T. Bin Muhaya

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2010.808.812

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 6, Issue 7

Pages 808-812


Problem statement: National information security policies are essential parts of the overall national security policies of nations. This study attempted to investigate the dominant factors that need to be addressed in such policies. Approach: The study reviewed the national information security policies of different courtiers, focusing on the dominant factors of all of these policies. These factors were compiled and compared in order to determine the common and the non-common policy considerations among these countries. The countries considered include: USA, Malaysia, Australia, Canada and China, in addition to the European Union. Results: Recognizing all the common and non-common dominant factors considered by the policies of all the countries considered, the study delivered a generic framework that incorporates all of these dominant factors. Conclusion: The resulted generic framework can be used as a guide for the improvement of existing national information security policies in different countries and for the future development of such policies in countries where they do not yet exist.


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