All of the following are basic components of a security policy EXCEPT the

A. definition of the issue and statement of relevant terms.
B. statement of roles and responsibilities
C. statement of applicability and compliance requirements.
D. statement of performance of characteristics and requirements.

Answer: D

Explanation: Policies are considered the first and highest level of documentation, from which the
lower level elements of standards, procedures, and guidelines flow. This order, however, does not
mean that policies are more important than the lower elements. These higher-level policies, which
are the more general policies and statements, should be created first in the process for strategic
reasons, and then the more tactical elements can follow. -Ronald Krutz The CISSP PREP Guide
(gold edition) pg 13

A security policy would include all of the following EXCEPT

A. Background
B. Scope statement
C. Audit requirements
D. Enforcement

Answer: B


Which one of the following is an important characteristic of an information security policy?

A. Identifies major functional areas of information.
B. Quantifies the effect of the loss of the information.
C. Requires the identification of information owners.
D. Lists applications that support the business function.

Answer: A

Explanation: Information security policies area high-level plans that describe the goals of the
procedures. Policies are not guidelines or standards, nor are they procedures or controls.
Policies describe security in general terms, not specifics. They provide the blueprints for an
overall security program just as a specification defines your next product – Roberta Bragg CISSP
Certification Training Guide (que) pg 206

Ensuring the integrity of business information is the PRIMARY concern of

A. Encryption Security
B. Procedural Security.
C. Logical Security
D. On-line Security

Answer: B

Explanation: Procedures are looked at as the lowest level in the policy chain because they are
closest to the computers and provide detailed steps for configuration and installation issues. They
provide the steps to actually implement the statements in the policies, standards, and
guidelines…Security procedures, standards, measures, practices, and policies cover a number of
different subject areas. – Shon Harris All-in-one CISSP Certification Guide pg 44-45

Which of the following would be the first step in establishing an information security program?

A. Adoption of a corporate information security policy statement
B. Development and implementation of an information security standards manual
C. Development of a security awareness-training program
D. Purchase of security access control software

Answer: A


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