IT Policy Review and Development Services

IT Policy Review and Development Services are not a “one and done” event.

IT Policy Review and Development Services

Regardless of the size of your organization, the backbone of a successful cyber risk and security program is establishing robust policies and procedures, then following them. Proper definition of the organization’s baseline cybersecurity stance serves as a framework for best practices that must be followed by all employees, setting the rules and expectations for behavior. Good policies provide the guidelines for cyber security personnel to monitor, probe, and investigate when needed and define the consequences of violations, helping manage risk. Most frameworks and regulations require policies and procedures to be documented, updated and followed in order to demonstrate compliance with best practice.

Cyber security gaps often occur as a result of incomplete or missing policies and procedures, but it can be daunting to know where to start. We can help. Our seasoned industry experts bring decades of cyber security, risk and compliance experience and knowledge to the process of developing the required policies and procedures. We will work with your team to develop documentation based on industry best practices and your unique business needs.

Policy Development

Even before setting pen to paper, considerable thought and effort need to be put into developing a policy. Once the policy is written, it still needs to go through an extensive review and approval process. There are six key tasks in the development phase: planning, researching, writing, vetting, approving, and authorizing.

Policy Review

Change is inherent in every organization. Policies must support the guiding principles, organizational goals, and forward-facing initiatives. They must also be harmonized with regulatory requirements and contractual obligations.

Policies should be reviewed annually. Similar to the development phase, feedback should be solicited from internal and external sources. Policies that are outdated should be refreshed. Policies that are no longer applicable should be retired. Both tasks are important to the overall perception of the importance and applicability of organizational directives. The outcome of the annual review should be either policy reauthorization or policy retirement.

Whether you need to comply with HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), PCI DSS, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), or other industry regulations, you will need detailed policies and procedures describing the business and IT processes. Information technology and industry regulations are always changing, so this service requires regular reviews and updates to maintain compliance.


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