IT Policies

  • IT physical security policy

    Tools & Templates · Feb 2020 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy will help your organization safeguard its hardware, software, and data from exposure to persons (internal or external) who could intentionally or inadvertently harm your business and/or damage physical assets. From the policy: Physical security guidelines and requirements The following guidelines should be followed in designing...

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  • Business continuity policy

    Tools & Templates · Sep 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    It’s an unfortunate fact of life in today’s world that both natural and manmade disasters can place businesses at risks both moderate and severe. Whether caused by earthquakes, hurricanes, blizzards, terrorist attacks, sabotage or some other element, business can be impeded from normal operations or shut down entirely if catastrophic...

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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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  • 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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  • Resource and data recovery policy

    Tools & Templates · Jan 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Employees, data, and resources are three of the biggest assets in any organization. All employees should be familiar with the processes for recovering information if it becomes lost, inaccessible, or compromised. This policy provides guidelines for the recovery of data from company-owned or company-purchased resources, equipment, and/or services. From...

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  • Severe weather and emergency policy

    Tools & Templates · Jan 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This policy offers guidelines for responding to severe weather events and other emergencies. It covers the ramifications of closing the company, what steps to follow if the company is open but staff can’t get to work, how to notify staff of current developments, and how to pay personnel during these...

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  • Virtualization policy

    Tools & Templates · Dec 2018 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Virtualization platforms are available from a number of vendors, but it’s still critical to maintain your virtualization environment to avoid unnecessary resource consumption, out of-compliance systems or applications, data loss, security breaches, and other negative outcomes. This policy defines responsibilities for both end users and the IT department to ensure...

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  • IT staff systems/data access policy

    Tools & Templates · Oct 2018 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    IT pros typically have access to company servers, network devices, and data so they can perform their jobs. However, that access entails risk, including exposure of confidential information and interruption in essential business services. This policy offers guidelines for governing access to critical systems and confidential data. From the...

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  • Machine automation policy guidelines

    Tools & Templates · Sep 2018 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Many industries rely on machine automation to save money and reduce risk. However, along with the benefits comes the critical need to implement policies for its proper use. This set of guidelines will help your organization keep its machine automation safe, reliable, and in compliance. From the guidelines: ...

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  • IT training policy

    Tools & Templates · Jul 2018 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Successful IT departments are defined not only by the technology they deploy and manage, but by the skills and capabilities of their people. IT workers must stay up to date with the latest technology trends and evolutions, as well as soft skills, like project management, presentation and persuasion, and general...

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