We can develop security policies tailored to the exact risks you face—all within the framework of laws and regulations of each country you operate in.
But what is a security policy?
A Security policy identifies the rules and procedures for all individuals accessing and using an organization’s IT assets and resources. Effective IT Security Policy is a model of the organization’s culture, in which rules and procedures are driven from its employees’ approach to their information and work. Thus, an effective IT security policy is a unique document for each organization, cultivated from its people’s perspectives on risk tolerance, how they see and value their information, and the resulting availability that they maintain of that information. For this reason, many organisations will find a boilerplate IT security policy inappropriate due to its lack of consideration for how the organization’s people actually use and share information among themselves and to the public.
The objectives of a security policy is the preservation of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and information used by an organization’s members. These three principles compose the CIA triad:
- Confidentiality involves the protection of assets from unauthorized entities
- Integrity ensures the modification of assets is handled in a specified and authorized manner
- Availability is a state of the system in which authorized users have continuous access to said assets
Our information security consultants can help to create a Security Policy as a living document that is continually updated to adapt with evolving business and IT requirements. Institutions such as the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have published standards and best practices for security policy formation.
The security policy will address:
- Specific goals
- Responsibilities for compliance and actions to be taken in the event of noncompliance.
For every security policy we also create sections dedicated to the adherence to regulations that govern the organization’s industry.
If you want to manage your Security Policy, please contact us!