Guidelines for Compliance & Industry Best Practices

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April 2 , 2013 | Posted by Matt Burdick |

Guidelines for Compliance & Industry Best Practices

Guidelines for Compliance

Protecting your brand and reputation is crucial to every organization as the number of data breaches is constantly on the rise. There are guidelines already in place for most organizations. Learn more about your industry’s regulations for data security.

Industry Best Practices

A proper security policy needs to document your organization’s security goals, plans and details. This written policy establishes a common standard of implementation, management and administration. Please take these guidelines into consideration when establishing or updating your security policy:

  • Core element in all business decisions, not just in IT Department
  • All employees trained at on-boarding, awareness and annual updates
  • Effective policy is continuously updated and revised
  • A security policy should include performance monitoring
  • To ensure solid evidence in the event of a security violation and protection you must ensure written policies, strict adherence, protected auditing systems, clear designation of authorization and full indemnification
  • Ensure policy provides clear expectations while allowing a balance of human nature and opportunity for suggestions
  • While a security policy is to reduce risk there is no guarantee of full protection