Security Policy Writing as a Service
Are you feeling overwhelmed by vendor questionnaires asking if you have a security policy in place? Lower your stress level by relying on an external security team for policy writing as a service. The right policy writing service provider can leverage their knowledge and experience to compose and maintain a comprehensive security policy that not only answers your business partners' queries but also lowers your chances of experiencing a breach.
Why You Need a Security Policy
In today's world of constantly evolving cybersecurity threats, a thorough and current security policy is essential if you want to keep your IT environment and data safe. These are some of the main reasons to have a proper policy in place:
- Achieve optimal security posture and minimize data breach risk
- Ensure your staff members are aware of best practices
- Minimize the damage if an incident occurs by defining response procedures
- Increase your appeal to current and prospective clients, suppliers and business partners
With threats like ransomware continuing to evolve and the global average cost of a data breach going up (rising from $3.86 million in 2020 to $4.24 million in 2021, according to IBM), it's wise to proactively invest in policy writing and thoughtfully define your procedures for everything from setting passwords to incident response so that your team knows what to do in every situation.
If you have a chief compliance officer, CISO, CSO or risk management officer on staff, they also need a security policy in place to guide their efforts to safeguard your data and infrastructure. For businesses that don't have risk management and high-level security experts in-house, we also offer virtual CSO/CISO and virtual risk officer services.
What Should a Security Policy Include?
An overarching security policy serves as the foundation for a comprehensive cybersecurity program and typically covers topics such as the following:
- Acceptable use of electronic media and devices
- Identification of the biggest threats to your organization based on a security risk assessment
- Password management
- Internet usage
- Remote access procedures
- Backup and disaster recovery processes
- Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) rules
- Auditing procedures
- Security awareness training
- Compliance requirements if your organization is subject to regulations such as HIPAA, HITRUST, SOC 2, or PCI DSS
- Penalties for policy violations
- Incident reporting and response guidelines
- Delegation of responsibility for different aspects of information security
Individual policies vary depending on each company's unique infrastructure, vulnerabilities and priorities. Overall, you can't have effective governance, risk management and compliance start with skillful security policy writing.
Save Time and Lay the Foundation for a Strong Cybersecurity Program
Proper policy writing takes a significant amount of time, effort and high-level cybersecurity and risk management expertise. Let your in-house staff focus on other aspects of your business and give yourself one less task to worry about by outsourcing security policy writing to the Stratosphere Networks team. Our vCISO and security consulting team can create and maintain a cybersecurity policy that addresses your company's specific needs, vulnerabilities, compliance requirements and objectives.
Learn more about our policy writing services and take the first step toward better data security today by calling 877-599-3999 or emailing email@example.com.