Security Policy Development
Cyber Security requires maintaining the appropriate security policies that complement the security technologies in place.
- Modernize your current policies and practices
- Meet your compliance standards
- PCI DSS and HIPAA consultation
What are the Benefits of Security Policy Development
Ideally, software and systems were designed from the start with the aim of eliminating dangerous security flaws. A pen test provides insight into how well that aim was achieved. Pen testing can help an organization
- Find weaknesses in systems
- Determine the robustness of controls
- Support compliance with data privacy and security regulations (e.g., PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR)
- Provide qualitative and quantitative examples of current security posture and budget priorities for management
Security Policy Best Practices
Established best practices for an information security policy lead with obtaining executive buy-in. Implementation and enforcement are much easier and more effective when the policy has the support of top leadership.
Other best practices for information security policy development include:
- Establish objectives.
- Identify all relevant security regulations—corporate, industry, and government.
- Customize the information security policy.
- Align the policy with the needs of the organization.
- Inventory all systems, processes, and data.
- Identify risks.
- Assess security related to systems, data, and workflows.
- Document procedures thoroughly and clearly.
- Review procedures carefully to ensure they are accurate and complete.
- Train everyone who has access to the organization’s data or systems on the rules that are outlined in the information security policy.
- Review and update the policy regularly.