IT Policies

  • Hardware inventory policy

    Tools & Templates · Aug 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy describes guidelines your organization can follow to track, process, and decommission IT equipment. From the policy: Summary The organization’s IT hardware inventory constitutes a significant capital investment, and holding organization data, requires the organization to track each component from purchase and deployment to decommissioning and...

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  • Cloud Data Storage Policy

    Tools & Templates · Jul 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Third-party cloud-based file storage applications such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, and Google Drive have all contributed to the success of business cloud data storage. These products have brought proven flexibility and ease of data access to users and businesses alike while ensuring security of confidential information. Cloud data storage offers...

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  • Identity theft protection policy

    Tools & Templates · Jul 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Help protect your employees and customers from identity theft. This policy from TechRepublic Premium outlines precautions for reducing risk, signs to watch out for, and steps to take if you suspect identity theft has occurred. While such misfortune may not be 100% preventable for everyone who follows these guidelines (since...

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  • Shadow IT policy

    Tools & Templates · Jul 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Shadow IT is a concept whereby an organization’s employees use technology, services, or systems without knowledge of or approval from the IT department. Simply put, many users opt to make an end run around what they perceive as a stodgy or restrictive IT department to get their needs met in...

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  • Incident response policy

    Tools & Templates · Jun 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Every enterprise needs to establish a plan of action to assess and then recover from unauthorized access to its network. This policy provides a foundation from which to start building your specific procedures. From the policy: Policy details Whether initiated with criminal intent or not, unauthorized access...

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  • Mobile device computing policy

    Tools & Templates · Jun 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Mobile devices are a way of life, in both the consumer and business realms—and business interests must be protected where the two converge. The bring your own device (BYOD) approach, which allows employees to use their own mobile devices to perform company business, is accepted by a majority of organizations...

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  • SSL certificate best practices policy

    Tools & Templates · Jun 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    SSL certificates are essential for encrypting traffic between systems such as clients, which access servers via web browsers or applications, which communicate with remote systems. Certificates protect client and server data, commonly involving confidential information such as credit card details or social security numbers. Because of their criticality in protecting...

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  • Pandemic response policy

    Tools & Templates · Jun 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic beginning in March of 2020 provoked drastic changes in worldwide company operations. This pandemic put many businesses to the test in formulating meaningful strategies for successful operations while protecting their employees from virus exposure. Unfortunately, the pandemic produced a negative impact both via infections/fatalities and impeded...

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  • Social media policy

    Tools & Templates · Jun 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    The use of social media to promote company business, provide customers with announcements and information, present upcoming milestone dates and otherwise interact with the public is now commonplace among organizations. From the smallest one-person shop to the largest multinational corporation, just about every company striving to turn a profit has...

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  • eLearning and continuing education policy

    Tools & Templates · Jun 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Regardless of its industry or business, an enterprise can only reach the level of success that is achievable by the people that exist within that enterprise. Strategic plans, marketing campaigns, new product designs, technological innovations, etc. are all dependent on skilled people. If your enterprise views labor as a cost...

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