IT Policies

  • Remote access policy

    Downloads · Apr 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy outlines guidelines and processes for requesting, obtaining, using, and terminating remote access to organization networks, systems, and data. It applies to scenarios where employees connect remotely to in-house data centers as well as offsite facilities, such as cloud providers. From the policy: Secure remote access to company systems...

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  • Password management policy

    Downloads · Mar 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Password-driven security may not be the perfect solution, but the alternatives haven’t gained much traction. This policy defines best practices that will make password protection as strong and manageable as possible. From the policy: Employee passwords are the first line of defense in securing the organization from inappropriate...

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  • Security Awareness and Training policy

    Downloads · Mar 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy is designed to help your IT staff guide employees toward understanding and adhering to best security practices that are relevant to their job responsibilities. From the policy: Summary A security policy is only as valuable as the knowledge and efforts of those who adhere to...

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  • Home usage of company-owned equipment policy

    Tools & Templates · Mar 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Employees who work from home often use company-supplied systems and devices, which helps ensure that they have consistent, state-of-the-art equipment to do their work. However, organizations should provide usage guidelines, such as this policy, covering the responsibilities of IT staff and employees. From the policy: For an...

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  • Personnel screening policy

    Tools & Templates · Mar 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Personnel screening involves analyzing the background of company applicants to ensure that they are a creditable fit for the role in which they intend to work. The process may entail analysis of criminal records, credit history, employment/academic verifications, job skills, and other criteria. This policy provides a framework for building...

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  • Email/Instant Message/Voicemail Retention policy

    Downloads · Mar 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Maintaining electronic communications in business involves walking a fine line. Employees want relevant information to be kept available for future reference so that they can do their jobs, but keeping these items long-term can pose security and resource risks. Server hard drives can fill up, or stolen data (even if...

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  • Information security policy

    Downloads · Mar 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    To protect your information assets, you need to define acceptable and unacceptable use of systems and identify responsibilities for employees, IT staff, and supervisors/managers. This policy offers a comprehensive outline for establishing rules and guidelines to secure your company data. From the policy: Employee responsibilities An...

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  • Safeguarding customer information policy

    Downloads · Mar 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Data breaches can cost companies tens of thousands of dollars or more and can pose a significant risk to company operations and reputation. Customer information is usually one of the favorite targets of hackers as it entails confidential details which can be used to commit property or identity theft. Even...

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  • How to work from home: IT pro’s guidebook to telecommuting and remote work

    Downloads · Mar 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Work from home policies and fully remote jobs top the priority list of many workers. After all, who doesn’t love the idea of working in their pajamas? Working from home also offers fewer distractions and interruptions from colleagues, reduces the stress of commuting, and provides a better work-life balance, not...

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  • Telecommuting policy

    Downloads · Mar 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    As more and more employees request the opportunity to perform some or all of their work from a remote location, the need has grown for organizations to have clearly defined guidelines that govern employee and company expectations and responsibilities. This policy describes the organization's processes for requesting, obtaining, using,...

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