The Importance and Best Practices of an IT Security Policy


Security is one of the biggest concerns of many businesses today. The IT security policy that you adopt should be one that keeps the network as secure as possible while allowing access to those who need it.

Security Policy Importance

It may seem as if everyone within a business should have a vested interest in its IT security, but few employees would even consider this without a company policy that covers it. The policy is so important because there are so many threats to IT security today, and the threats continue to grow and change over time. Having a policy in place leaves no room for error when it comes to the safety of the company's computer network. It must be a policy that is enforceable and not one that is so difficult that employees will look for a work-around to save time and hassle.

Company-Wide Development

When the IT security policy is being created, it should take into account everyone within the business. It should be a company-wide policy that covers network users of all types. The policy must be one that works for everyone, and everyone must be instructed in its rules so that all employees are on the same page with safety and security. Practicality is the key for putting together an IT policy that will change the way that IT is handled in your company and for ensuring that it becomes part of the company's culture. 

Remembering the Audience

When you draft your company's IT security policy, be aware of how easy it is to understand and implement. No matter what type of business you run, even if it is highly technical, not everyone in the company has a technical role. If the IT policy is overly complicated and full of tech jargon, it won't be understood by some of the employees who need to be able to read and understand it. It should not be overly technical or require a great deal of high-tech knowledge in order to follow it and to understand why it's important to follow. 

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