Policies form the foundation of any information security program and having strong data security policies is a critical component of your efforts to protect information. In this video, learn about the role that data security policies play in an organization and how to create appropriate security policies, particularly around data storage, transmission, retention, wiping, and disposal.
- [Narrator] Policies form the foundation…of any information security program,…and having strong data security policies…is a critical component of your efforts…to protect information.…Data security policies and procedures…play several important roles in an organization.…No matter what specific issue…a policy or procedure covers,…it should meet several key criteria.…Policies provide the foundational authority…for data security efforts,…adding legitimacy to your work…and providing a hammer if needed to ensure compliance.…
They also offer clear expectations…to everyone involved in data security…by explaining what data must be protected…and the controls that should be used…to protect that data.…They provide guidance on the appropriate paths to follow…when requesting access to data for business purposes,…and they offer an exception process…for formally requesting policy exceptions…when necessary to meet business requirements.…Let's take a look at a few of the key issues…that your data security policy should cover…following these principles that I just described.…
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- Security governance
- Security roles and responsibilities
- Security policies
- Complying with laws and regulations
- Auditing and assessing security
- Personnel security
- Security training
- Vendor management
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1. Security Governance
2. Security Policy
3. Regulatory Compliance
4. Assessing Security Processes
5. Personnel Security
6. Awareness and Training
7. Vendor Management
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