What is an information security policy? An Information Security Policy is a formal document that defines controls within your information security program. An information security policy is a high-level business rule that must be followed by the organization. Example Policy: All Company X user accounts must be approves by a member of the information technology […]
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been increasing its focus on the cyber security program of registered firms. In a recent SEC action, the SEC has highlighted an important point: That firms must show that they have worked to customize information security policies to meet their specific needs. The Safeguards Rule (which the Commission […]
We talk to customers every day about security policies. One of the most common questions we receive is this: How should we structure our information security policies? When we dig deeper, we usually find that this is a really a two-part question regarding policy structure. First, how should we name and organize our documents. Second, […]
Plan First: We all know that it’s advisable to create a plan before undertaking a large and complex project. For instance, most reasonable people would not consider building a modern residential house, with plumbing, heating, electrical, lighting, and communications systems, if they did not first have a clear and specific plan (aka blueprint). Of course, […]
The US Supreme Court has overturned a lower-court ruling and concluded that management has a right to review employee text messages on company-issued devices. If used as a precedent, this case may have far-reaching consequences for employee expectations of privacy in workplace communications. However, the ruling should also serve as a wake-up call for organizations […]
Part 2 of 7: Seven Elements of an Effective Information Security Policy Management Program Effective Security Policies Part 2. Defined Policy Document Ownership Security Policies can be viewed as contract between senior management, employees and third-parties about the ways in which the organization will protect information. By definition, a contract is between parties, and in […]