This focus of this paper is to investigate current security practices in Cypriot organizations, including enterprises and public sector divisions. It is viewed as part of a broader research effort that aims towards the development of an open-source Web-enabled interface that may provide specialized guidelines and suggestion for improved security and management of the ICT resources within an organization. In order to gain knowledge on the deployed security technologies by organizations, a survey has been conducted; the research instrument was a questionnaire composed from the IT Security Guidelines that are included in the ISO27001. The survey primarily examined established security policies and procedures. A research analysis has been performed and identified that, security mechanisms and the management of ICT resources may be improved on a number of aspects as outlined in this paper.

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