IT Policies

  • User privilege policy

    Downloads · Jul 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy provides guidelines for the delegation of user privileges on organization-owned systems. It also provides guidance for usage of high-privilege or administrator accounts. From the policy: SUMMARY The risk potential of running user-initiated tasks using the same access levels as components of the operating system is staggeringly high, particularly...

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  • Scheduled downtime policy

    Tools & Templates · May 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Maintenance tasks and equipment upgrades and installations must be completed regularly—potentially creating disruptions and preventing employees from doing their work. This policy is designed to help your organization determine procedures for scheduling and communicating server, system, and network downtime with the goal of minimizing the impact and inconvenience for your...

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  • Internet and email usage policy

    Tools & Templates · May 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Internet and email communications are essential for performing modern business tasks, but companies must put rules in place to reduce the risks that come along with those technologies. This policy offers guidelines to help ensure that both IT and users follow safe practices when using electronic communications such as messaging...

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  • Hardware decommissioning policy

    Tools & Templates · May 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    When decommissioning hardware, standard and well-documented practices are critical. The steps outlined in this policy will guide your staff methodically through the process. Assets won’t be unnecessarily wasted or placed in the wrong hands, data stored on this hardware will be preserved as needed (or securely purged), and all ancillary...

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  • Employee objectives policy

    Tools & Templates · Apr 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    One of the key responsibilities of managing employees is helping them develop their careers. And one of the best ways to do that is by establishing clear, measurable objectives toward achieving their goals. This policy offers a simple outline of what qualifies as an acceptable objective and how managers and...

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  • VPN usage policy

    Tools & Templates · Apr 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    As more and more users work from remote locations, the need for secure access to networks, systems, and data continues to grow. This policy provides guidelines to help IT ensure that VPNs are properly deployed and outlines acceptable use policies for end users on company-issued and personal devices. From...

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  • Remote access policy

    Tools & Templates · Mar 2019 · 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. The download includes a PDF version, along with a...

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  • Home usage of company-owned equipment policy

    Tools & Templates · Mar 2019 · 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 · Feb 2019 · 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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  • Telecommuting policy

    Tools & Templates · Feb 2019 · 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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