Do you know that a badly written security policy can result in expensive liability and litigation.? Any one can write a policy document, but to make sure that it meets all the legal and compliance laws requires an expert knowledge. Most IT personnel lack such knowledge."
Who is responsible for securing an organization's information? Perhaps the Research and Evaluation department? Not exactly. The Management Information System (MIS) staff? Wrong again. Ultimately, it is not only individual employees or departments that are responsible for the security of confidential information, but also the institution itself. It is, therefore, incumbent upon top administrators, who are charged with protecting the institution's best interests, to ensure that an appropriate and effective security policy is developed and put into practice throughout the organization.
While policies themselves don't solve problems, and in fact can actually complicate things unless they are clearly written and observed, policy does define the ideal toward which all organizational efforts should point. By definition, security policy refers to clear, comprehensive, and well-defined plans, rules, and practices that regulate access to an organization's system and the information included in it. Good policy protects not only information and systems, but also individual employees and the organization as a whole. It also serves as a prominent statement to the outside world about the organization's commitment to security.
Our security policy expert can help you draft a policy that is unique to your circumstances and working environment. A policy that protects your interests and is legally defendable with any dispute with employees, co-workers, partners and clients etc. We have studied hundreds of legal cases impacting draft of security policies.
A good IT policy policy must be based on the results of a local survey and risk assessment. Findings your use of IT resources and doing a risk assessment provide policy-makers with an accurate picture of the security needs specific to your organization. This information is imperative because proper policy development requires decision-makers to:
An organization's risk assessment, and not this document or any other source, informs policy-makers of their system's specific security needs. But regardless of those findings, the following general questions should be addressed clearly and concisely in any security policy:
An expert at Rapidsoft Systems can answer all the above questions and help your company assess your risks and create an effective policy for your organization.
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