SECURITY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
For their cyber defense to be effective, a clear vision needs to be outlined by every organization. Security Policies provide this vision by acting as a reference point for all cybersecurity activities. The security objectives contained within these policies have to be aligned with the overall function and purpose of the specific organization, thus constituting a complete, tailored cybersecurity blueprint.
Security policies and procedures are the foundation of cybersecurity, and provide the framework for the overall security management across the organization. The policies outline security roles and responsibilities, define the scope of information to be protected, and provide a high level description of the controls that must be in place to protect information. Procedures consist of step-by-step instructions to assist employees in implementing various policies. Whilst policies consist of controls that should be in place, a procedure gets down to specifics, outlining how to implement these controls in steps.
What we can do for you
Odyssey’s consulting services are designed to bring real value to any organization’s security policies and procedures implementation project while meeting its organizational objectives and regulatory requirements. Our expert advisory and practical guidance will provide hands on assistance and insight in setting up an effective requirement scheme that is aligned with best practices and international standards (ISO 27001).
Our consulting team will provide policy and procedural recommendations that improve target areas while addressing compliance needs. Additional written policies to consider implementing are suggested based on your objectives and your organization’s structure.
OPTIMIZE OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Security policies and procedures set the rules for expected behavior by employees, users, administrators, management and security personnel, defining the consequences of violation
Security policies and procedures provide the ‘best practice’ framework that should be followed by all employees. In this way, they assist in ensuring that cyber risk is minimized and that security incidents are effectively addressed
Security policies and procedures define an organization’s consensus baseline stance on security
Constant compliance with regulations, standards and legislation is ensured