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The Three Dimensions of Security
Malik F. Saleh
Pages - 85 - 93     |    Revised - 01-09-2011     |    Published - 05-10-2011
Volume - 5   Issue - 2    |    Publication Date - July / August 2011  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Dimensions of Security, Security, Policy, People, Enforcement of Security
ABSTRACT
Security is an issue of generally recognized importance. Security starts with you, the user. It is well known that a formal security policy is a prerequisite of security. Having a policy and being able to enforce it is a totally different thing. This paper explains the three aspects of security that should be combined to create a well-rounded solution for securing organizations. This solution examines people, policy and enforcement as three dimensions in the world of security. This paper serves as 1) a conceptual framework for securing organization 2) the basis for formal policy-to-enforcement; 3) It raises awareness that the users should be informed of their roles and responsibilities in protecting the organization; and 4) evidence for writing policies that can be implemented and enforcement involves understanding the policies by the users
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Dr. Malik F. Saleh
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University - Saudi Arabia
msaleh@pmu.edu.sa