How To Build A Strong Information Security Policy
Security Boulevard, March 26th, 2021
April 4, 2021,
Volume 276, Issue 5

Every organization needs to have security measures and policies in place to safeguard their data. Along with risk management plans and purchasing insurance policies, it's one of the best and most important ways to protect your data, your employees, your customers, and your business

An information security policy brings together all of the policies, procedures, and technology that protect your company's data in one document.

According to Infosec Institute, the main purposes of an information security policy are the following:

  • To establish a general approach to information security.

  • To detect and forestall the compromise of information security such as misuse of data, networks, computer systems, and applications.

  • To protect the reputation of the company with respect to its ethical and legal responsibilities.

  • To observe the rights of the customers; providing effective mechanisms for responding to complaints and queries concerning real or perceived non-compliances with the policy is one way to achieve this objective.

In addition, information security is a key part of many IT-focused compliance frameworks. If you're doing business with large enterprises, healthcare customers, or local, state, or federal government agencies, compliance with standards like SOC 2, HIPAA, and FEDRAMP are a must have and sometimes even contractually required. A detailed information security plan will put you that much closer to compliance with the frameworks that will make you a viable business partner for many organizations.

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