Security policies are only part of an effective security program. An effective security program is not event driven; it is a life cycle approach that calls for a continuous improvement approach.
Security policies are the binding rules, in which, an organization manages and acknowledges risk. Policies address threats, engage employees, and provide the rules of engagement and penalties. Security attacks against organizations are increasing both in number and sophistication. We must ensure our systems can be protected against these threats. The first step in achieving this is to document the rules and guidelines around system management, operation and use. By complying with these rules and guidelines organizations are doing everything they can to protect their systems and their people from a security threat.
Krypton's Governance, Risk, Compliance team designs policies for businesses of all sizes in any industry. With general IT security knowledge, knowledge of compliance requirements and security frameworks, Krypton can provide policies that are meaningful to both company culture and business outcomes.
Documented Policies and procedures take the guess work out of information security and enable an organization to manage business risk through defined controls that provide a benchmark for audit and corrective action.
Without documented policies and procedures each employee and contractor will act in accordance with their own perception of acceptable use and system management will be ad-hoc and inconsistent. Staff will be unaware whether they are acting within the organization’s risk appetite or not.