Develop and Deploy Security Policies

Enhance your overall security posture with a defensible and prescriptive policy suite.

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Disregarding security policies can lead to:

  • Informal, ad hoc security policies (if any).
  • Lack of compliance and accountability with current policies.
  • Out-of-date and irrelevant policies.
  • Challenges preparing for an audit of security policies.

Using Info-Tech’s pre-developed templates and tools will:

  • Save time and money in developing and deploying effective security policies while minimizing security risks.
  • Effectively communicate and train users on complying with new security policies.

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Module 1: Define the Security Policy Program

The Purpose

  • Define the security policy development program.
  • Formalize a governing security policy lifecycle.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understanding the current state of policies within your organization.
  • Prioritizing list of security policies for your organization.
  • Being able to defend policies written based on business requirements and overarching security needs.
  • Leveraging an executive champion to help policy adoption across the organization.
  • Formalizing the roles, responsibilities, and overall mission of the program.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Understand the current state of policies.
  • Security Policy Prioritization Tool
1.2 Align your security policies to the Info-Tech framework for compliance.
1.3 Understand the relationship between policies and other documents.
1.4 Prioritize the development of security policies.
  • Security Policy Prioritization Tool
1.5 Discuss strategies to leverage stakeholder support.
1.6 Plan to communicate with all stakeholders.
1.7 Develop the security policy lifecycle.
  • Security Policy Lifecycle Template

Module 2: Develop the Security Policy Suite

The Purpose

  • Develop a comprehensive suite of security policies that are relevant to the needs of the organization.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Time, effort, and money saved by developing formally documented security policies with input from Info-Tech’s subject-matter experts.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Discuss the risks and drivers your organization faces that must be addressed by policies.
  • Understanding of the risks and drivers that will influence policy development.
2.2 Develop and customize security policies.
  • Up to 14 customized security policies (dependent on need and time).
2.3 Develop a plan to gather feedback from users.
2.4 Discuss a plan to submit policies for approval.

Module 3: Implement Security Policy Program

The Purpose

  • Ensure policies and requirements are communicated with end users, along with steps to comply with the new security policies.
  • Improve compliance and accountability with security policies.
  • Plan for regular review and maintenance of the security policy program.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Streamlined communication of the policies to users.
  • Improved end user compliance with policy guidelines and be better prepared for audits.
  • Incorporate security policies into daily schedule, eliminating disturbances to productivity and efficiency.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Plan the communication strategy of new policies.
  • Policy Communication Plan Template
3.2 Discuss myPolicies to automate management and implementation.
  • Understanding of how myPolicies can help policy management and implementation.
3.3 Incorporate policies and processes into your security awareness and training program.
  • Security Awareness and Training Program Development Tool
3.4 Assess the effectiveness of security policies.
  • Security Policy Assessment Tool
3.5 Understand the need for regular review and update.
  • Action plan to regularly review and update the policies.
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