IT Security Policy

An information technology security policy establishes rules and procedures for the individuals who interact with an organization’s IT assets and resources to safeguard information and IT systems from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction. It provides guidance as to the actions an organization should take if any IT systems are compromised.

While developing an IT security policy, the company will consider how its employees and other individuals access and use its IT resources and use and share information internally and externally. Each organization will have a unique IT policy that addresses issues such as the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and information from the perspective of that organization’s specific approach to its work and information management.

An effective IT security policy will include 

  1. Information about the goals and expectations of the policy, 
  2. Information about any regulations that may shape elements of the policy
  3. Information about when and how IT systems must be tested against potential challenges. – and plan for the policy to be regularly reviewed and updated to ensure continuity of its effectiveness. 

Conducting a SOC 2 audit can help the organization support its infosec posture goals by identifying potential security risks while implementing. It creates an opportunity and streamlines the process of improving a company’s overall security posture.