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IT Security Policy & Best Practices

Security starts with understanding the underlying business and regulatory requirements. Security policy is the means by which these requirements are translated into operations, directives, and consistent behaviors.

We regularly assist organizations in developing and updating security policies. In addition, we frequently assist clients in identifying where their current security practices, policies, or procedures are at variance with best industry practice.

Our IT security policies are informed by our mastery of pertinent standards and regulations, including:

Practical Model IT Security Policies

One of the cornerstones of operating an enterprise securely, regardless of size or industry, is a practical set of IT security policies to serve as guiding principles.

Regulations like HIPAA, the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flag Rules, Sarbanes Oxley, PCI DSS, and state privacy laws1 (like Massachusetts Security Breaches, Illinois Personal Information Protection Act, or California Civil Code) are forcing organizations to formalize and/or document their security policies.

SystemExperts has developed a set of IT security policies derived from the requirements implied by the controls specified in ISO 27002 Code of practice for information security management. We have organized the policies to be comprehensive without being repetitive or redundant.

We are skilled at developing business-sensitive policies and avoiding policy overload.

Contact SystemExperts to learn more about our IT security policies today.

1 See the National Conference of State Legislatures http://www.ncsl.org/research/telecommunications-and-information-technology/security-breach-notification-laws.aspx  for more information about state security breach notification laws.