IT Security Policy
The IT or information technology security policy establishes certain rules and procedures for the people who come in contact with an organization’s IT assets and resources to protect this information and prevent the IT systems from getting unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction. This security policy also aims to guide an organization’s steps if any of its IT systems are compromised.
The priority of any company while developing an IT security policy will be to consider how its employees or any individuals that have access to and are using its IT resources use and share that information, both internally and externally. Following which, the course of action will be decided because IT policy differs for each organization and addresses categories particularly relevant to them, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and information. This is done by filtering the data through the lens of an organization’s specific approach for its work and information management.
An IT security policy must include information regarding the goals and expectations of the security policy. This will consist of information about any regulations that might be shaping elements, data on when and how the organization wants the information technology systems to be tested against potential risks, and an effective plan to regularly review and update the security policy to ensure continuity of its effectiveness.