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Information Shield Announces New Information Security Policy Subscription Service

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New PolicyShield Service Provides Security Policy Updates Based on the Latest Threats

HOUSTON, Texas – February 1, 2008 – Information Shield (www.informationshied.com), a leading developer of information security policy and security awareness products, today announced the release of the new PolicyShield information security policy subscription service. PolicyShield is the first service that enables organizations to keep written security policies updated based on the latest threats. The PolicyShield library is based on ISO 17999 international security standard and allows organizations to satisfy the security policy requirements of many security and privacy laws.

“Security policy development is not a one-time event, and organizations must continually update written policies in response to new threats, new technologies and regulatory changes,” said David Lineman, president of Information Shield. “This unique service saves time and money by providing an updated library of pre-written security policies and templates that organizations can adapt quickly for their own environment.”

Many organizations don’t have the time or expertise to monitor the information security landscape for new threats and then prioritize and integrate them into written policies. PolicyShield is designed to reduce the burden on in-house staff and allow them to focus on other critical information security tasks.

“A comprehensive set of information security policies is indispensable for compliance with many information security regulations such as HIPAA, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and PCI-DSS,” said PolicyShield contributing consultant Barry Fergus Jones, CISSP, CISM. “This service can dramatically reduce the time, effort and cost required to maintain compliance with these regulations.”

In addition to the comprehensive library of pre-written policies, PolicyShield contains dozens of time-saving tools that can dramatically reduce the time it takes to get written policies implemented within an organization. PolicyShield can help organizations at any phase in their security policy development.

About the PolicyShield Security Policy Subscription Service

PolicyShield is based on Information Security Policies Made Easy by Charles Cresson Wood, CISSP, CISM, CISA, which has been the “gold-standard” security policy reference library and used by more than 7000 customers in 59 different countries. PolicyShield takes this leading resource to the next level with more content, regular updates and an improved web-based interface.

PolicyShield contains everything an organization needs to build and maintain a complete set of written information security policies, including:

A Comprehensive Library of Information Security Policies – PolicyShield contains over 1500 pre-written information security policies covering all 123 different security topics within the ISO 17799:2005/27002 security standard. Each policy contains expert commentary on the risks mitigated by each policy, as well as links to related policies and filters to target policies based on organizational roles.

Regular Security Policy Updates – Each quarter subscribers receive information security and privacy policy updates in response the latest technologies, threats, and regulatory changes. PolicyShield includes real-world security incidents mapped to individual policies designed to help mitigate the risks of these incidents.

Time Saving Policy Development Tools – The PolicyShield Security Policy Resource Library contains a growing list of over 50 sample templates, checklists, whitepapers, and forms to help save time in policy development and deployment. The Resource Library contains 20 completely pre-written sample policy documents that are essential in most organizations.

Time-Tested Professional Advice – PolicyShield’s library of information security policies is based on Information Security Policies Made Easy, by Charles Cresson Wood. Our policies, tools and templates are written by seasoned information security professionals and have been battle-tested in over 7000 organizations from over 50 different countries.

Easy-to-Use Web Interface – PolicyShield’s secure web-based system is easy to navigate and allows you to quickly locate the information you need, when you need it. Browse or search for security policies by keyword, ISO category or topic. Each policy contains a detail page with links to related policies, real-world incidents, and resources to help implement each policy with your organization. Easily locate policy-related development resources and news items.

Organizations can register for free policy samples from PolicyShield at www.informationshield.com.

About the Author
David Lineman is President of Information Shield, Inc.