Information Security Policies and Procedures
Information Security Policy and Procedure Development to preserve the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of your data!
At the heart of every highly functional organization are policies and procedures developed from smart goals that empower the company to operate effectively and reduce their risk and liability. Lark Security helps organizations develop, implement and manage Information Security Policies and Procedures that meet company goals and requirements.
Policies are guidelines that outline the company’s plans for addressing issues. IT Security Policy and Information Security Policy provide the company’s plans/ rules for developing, implementing and continuously managing the protection of information assets and addressing security threats. Policies also include the company’s expected code of conduct, expectations of employees and expectations from other stakeholders including customers and business partners. If done properly, policies provide a foundation for compliance across the entire business and contribute to the effective running of the business and a strong company culture.
Procedures are more detailed than policies – they provide details of how policies will be implemented and include responsible parties for tasks as well as the specific steps and processes that will help meet the goals set in the policies. IT Security Procedures and Information Security Procedures outlines the actual steps that need to be taken to protect information assets, address security threats and vulnerabilities as well as respond to security incidents. If done properly, procedures are feasible and address all aspects of implementing the policies, ensuring all employees and stakeholders know what is expected by the business and helps keep a company’s security program running effectively.
The purpose of policy and procedures is to strengthen organizational processes, reduce risk and protect the business. However, every business is different and their needs vary. Therefore policies and procedures should be reviewed and updated regularly to meet changes to business requirements, challenges, processes and risk. Policies and procedures must also be clearly communicated (through training and testing) and accessible to employees anytime. It is best practice to ensure all employees are aware of the current policies and procedures and they have reviewed and signed off on them in order to protect the business from liability and non-compliance.
Information Security Policies cover areas including access control, patching, physical security, remote access, backups, employees onboarding and employee offboarding, server security and change management. Lark Security provides Information Security Policy Development that is relevant, enforceable and comprehensive. Contact us now to discuss your policy and procedure requirements.
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Why are Information Security Policy and Procedures Important?
Information Security Policy and Procedures define the organization’s security requirements and ethical and legal responsibilities on its stakeholders.
Below are key benefits for Information Security Policies and Procedures:
Policies and Procedures provide guidance on specific business aspects and reduce ambiguity for decision making across all stakeholders.
Policies and Procedures help protect information assets as well as reduce company risk and liability.
Policies and Procedures improve security processes and ensure consistency across the organization.
Information Security Policies and Procedures help companies comply with industry standards and regulations including HIPAA, HITRUST, PCI DSS, SOC, FedRAMP, CMMC, ISO 27001 and NIST.
Policies and Procedures provide guidance on how to address threats, vulnerabilities and security incidents.
Lark Security’s service includes developing and implementing the following documents:
Risk Assessment Policy and Procedures
Remote Access Policy
Acceptable Use Policy
Clean Desk Policy
Password Policy and Procedure
Encryption and Key Management Policy
Personnel Security Policy
Secure Systems Management Policy
Incident Response Policy
Vulnerability Management Policies and Procedure
Monitoring and Logging Policy
Change Management Policy
Data Backup Policy
Data Breach Response Policy
Lark Security Policy and Procedure Development Services
At Lark Security, we understand that every organization is unique. That’s why we offer a variety of practical, flexible, customizable and cost effective Information Security Policy Development solutions that address company goals and risk. Additionally, we have a library of templates that will provide guidance and immediate efficiencies for your policy and procedure development.
Lark Security Information Security Policy Experts’ responsibilities include:
Completing your Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Gap Assessment
Developing, Managing or Updating your Comprehensive Information Security Policies and Procedures
Ensuring Policies and Procedures meet the Regulatory Compliance requirements
Overseeing the Communication, Sign off and Implementation of Policies and Procedures.
Correlating the Company Strategy and Business Environment to the Information Security Policies and Procedures
“Our gap assessment showed that we had a lot of missing policies that needed to be developed for information security. Lark Security provided a security expert to work with us to develop our customized documents that reflect our goals and add to the strength of out IT Security Program”
“Our Lark Security vCISO helped us build our Information Security Policies and continues to regularly monitor and update them to address changes to our business.”
Policy vs Procedure?
Policies are guidelines that outline the company’s plans for addressing issues while procedures provide details on how policies will be implemented.
How to write policies and procedures?
Start with some research and clear goals of what you are trying to achieve then ensure you communicate that across the entire organization and get buy-in from senior management. Once everyone is onboard, identify key team members that can be involved in the effective writing of the documents and ensure you work collaboratively to cover all key business areas. You can also use standard templates, tools and technology to develop your policy and procedure documents.
Procedures provide details on how policies will be implemented and include responsible parties for tasks as well as the specific steps and processes that will help meet the goals set in the policies.
What is a policy?
Policies are guidelines that outline the company’s plans for addressing issues. IT Policies and Security Policies provide the company’s plans for developing, implementing and continuously managing the protection of IT assets and addressing security threats.
About Lark Security
Lark Security is the leading provider of Cybersecurity Audit Readiness Solutions. The company is dedicated to helping organizations build, improve and manage resilient cybersecurity programs that guard sensitive data, comply with industry regulations and provide competitive advantage. Lark Security is recognized as a trusted and experienced advisor for audit readiness solutions to comply with HITRUST, PCI DSS, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA, CMMC, ISO 27001, NIST and FedRAMP.
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