What is Security Policy Management?
It is an inscribed declaration of how an organization looks after its IT assets, which is an organization’s cybersecurity. It states about the policy that can connect to the network with some personal devices, can define of how a particular data is defined and gives an outline of security controls and much more than all of these. Normally, businesses find some wide-ranging security policies or numerous policies, which are almost impossible to impose and uphold manually.
To make the most out of the effectiveness of your business’ security policy, you need to consider these below essential areas during the conception and deployment stages:
- The drafting team – The team that is responsible for drafting the security policy is encompassed with the internal and potential external information security connoisseurs. These experts may be terrific at recognizing and addressing the security risks but they are occasional expert drafters of the policies that can be understood. The focus is generally on curating a document that can be understood easily by the one who is not a security professional.
- Avoid over complex policies – The basic problem with most of the security policies is that they are quite long and usually intricate that an employee would not take time to even read them or even if they try to, it will not be understood.
- Some important drafting tips – In a particular event, whether it is underlying, complete or secondary policy, there are some basic drafting tips that should be followed:
- Ensure all key terms are clearly demarcated.
- Evade interlocking definitions, where one definition ties to another definition.
- Avoid extreme use of abbreviations, mostly in any secondary policy.
- Consider including summary paragraphs at the top of significant sections.
- For key concepts, replace lengthy blocks of text with bullet points or checklists.
- Always endeavor to write in plain English.
By inculcating the above suggestions, any business can draft much more understandable and effective security policies. If these measures are excluded, most of the policies will go unread and will not contribute to the complete justification of risk in businesses.