Policy

Digital crimes and information theft can contrarily affect the notoriety and advancement of organizations, leaving monetary data, ordered records, representative information, and client data unprotected. An organization policy helps  layout the rules for moving organization information, accessing private frameworks, and utilizing organization gave gadgets

McAfee stresses the importance of Cybersecurity policies. Cybersecurity policies are important because cyberattacks and data breaches are potentially costly. At the same time, employees are often the weak links in an organization’s security. Employees share passwords, click on malicious URLs and attachments, use unapproved cloud applications, and neglect to encrypt sensitive files.

McAfee stresses the importance of Cybersecurity policies. Cybersecurity policies are important because cyberattacks and data breaches are potentially costly. At the same time, employees are often the weak links in an organization’s security. Employees share passwords, click on malicious URLs and attachments, use unapproved cloud applications, and neglect to encrypt sensitive files. Grand Theft Data, a McAfee report on data exfiltration, found that people inside organizations caused 43% of data loss, one-half of which was accidental. Improved cybersecurity policies can help employees and consultants better understand how to maintain the security of data and applications

Cybersecurity policies are also critical to the public image and credibility of an organization. Customers, partners, shareholders, and prospective employees want evidence that the organization can protect its sensitive data. Without a cybersecurity policy, an organization may not be able to provide such evidence.

Typically, the first part of a cybersecurity policy describes the general security expectations, roles, and responsibilities in the organization. Stakeholders include outside consultants, IT staff, financial staff, etc. This is the “roles and responsibilities” or “information responsibility and accountability” section of the policy.

The policy may then include sections for various areas of cybersecurity, such as requirements for antivirus software or the use of cloud applications.Some examples of types of policies from SANS institute can be found here The SANS Institute

Sources

How Cybersecurity Policies and Procedures Protect Against Cyberattacks – Reference

An Introduction to Cyber Security Policy – Reference

Security policy – SANS – Reference

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