Guidelines for building security policies
These guidelines from TechRepublic Premium will help you define the necessary ingredients of a security policy and assist in its proper construction. They’re designed to work hand in hand with the subjective knowledge you have of your company, environment and employees. Using this information, your business can establish new policies or elaborate on those you already have in place.
From the guidelines:
ITEMS TO COVER IN A SECURITY POLICY
You should approach a security policy as if it were an umbrella and make sure it covers all aspects of information and/or systems used in your organization. Start with software, then move on to hardware, and finally cover services or processes.
SOFTWARE EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
- Local client-based packages (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice and Dropbox).
- Operating systems (Windows OS, Linux OS and macOS).
- Server-based programs (Active Directory, QuickBooks and Microsoft Exchange).
HARDWARE EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
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