Enhance your overall security posture while using time, money, and resources effectively.
Informal and out-of-date policies can result in:
High susceptibility to security risks.
Costly repairs to damaged and lost assets.
Time and effort wasted retroactively patching preventable security issues.
Legal ramifications from not complying with regulations.
Lack of trust from customers.
A formally developed and deployed security policy results in:
Enhanced overall security posture: fewer security incidents and more uptime of applications as issues are pre-emptively avoided.
Better preparedness for auditing of compliance requirements.
Increased operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Increased accountability and user understanding of expectations and responsibilities.
Module 1: Formalize the Policy Program
Determine which security policies are necessary to meet your requirements, and obtain recommendations on how to optimize the development.
Acquire executive support for the new security policies.
Formalize a governing security policy charter.
Key Benefits Achieved
Be able to defend the framework and policies written based on business requirements and overarching security needs.
Leveraging an executive champion to advocate for the program can help policy adoption across the organization.
Formalize the roles, responsibilities, and overall mission of the program.
Understand the current state of policies
Understanding of the current state of policies.
Right-size your policy suite.
Right-sized policy suite
Understand the relationship between policies and other documents.
Defined policy structure for your suite
Define the policy framework.
Defined policy framework
Prioritize the development of security policies.
Prioritized list of security policies
Discuss strategies to leverage stakeholder support.
Action plan to engage stakeholder champion
Plan to communicate with all stakeholders.
Action plan for communication policy program plan with stakeholders
Develop the security policy charter.
Security Policy Charter
Module 2: Develop the Security Policies
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.
Discuss risks and drivers your organization faces that must be addressed by policies.
Understanding of the risks and drivers that will influence policy
Develop and customize security policies.
Up to 14 customized security policies (dependent on need and time)
Develop a plan to gather feedback from users.
Discussed action plan to assess policy feasibility with user group
Module 3: Implement the Security Policy Program
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.
Comply with rules and regulations and be better prepared for audits.
Incorporate security policies into daily schedule, eliminating disturbances to productivity and efficiency.
Plan the communication strategy of new policies.
Discussed action plan to communicate the policies with end users
Discuss myPolicies to automate management and implementation.
Understanding of how myPolicies can help policy management and implementation
Use the design-build-implement framework to build your communication channels.
Policy Communication Plan
Incorporate policies and processes into your training and awareness programs.
Action plan to incorporate policies into the security training and awareness programs
Measure the effectiveness of security policies.
Metrics and plans to measure the effectiveness of the program
Understand the need for regular review and update.
Action plan to regularly review and update the policies
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