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Security Policies & Procedures
Most enterprises face data security breaches because of lost or stolen laptops, PDAs, SmartPhones, and USB storage devices.  Industry experts have found that:  

  • Laptop and mobile device theft is experienced by 50% of security professionals
  • Every 50 seconds a laptop goes missing - and that is just at U.S. airports
  • 85% of privacy and security professionals had at least one reportable breach in the past 12 months
  • The cost of recovering from a single data breach now averages $6.3 million
  • 66% of data breaches involved data the victim did not know was on the system. 


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Outsourcing Policy Template Updated

The outsourcing policy is twenty (20) pages in length and defines everything that is needed for a function, department, or area to be outsourced.

The policy comes as a Microsoft Word document (Word 2003 & Word) that can be modified as needed. The template has been updated to include an ISO 27001 audit program definition. The policy template includes:

  • Outsourcing Management Standard 
    • Service Level Agreement
    • Responsibility
  • Outsourcing Policy 
    • Policy Statement
    • Goal
  • Approval Standard
    • Base Case
    • Responsibilities
  • ISO 27001 Audit Program
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Record Management Policy Updated

Record ManagementRecord Management, Retention, and Destruction Policy Template was updated in 2010 to reflect the latest mandated requirements. Added was a section on Best Practices.

The electronic document is a detail template which can be utilized on day one to create a records management process.  Included with the policy are forms for establishing the record management retention and destruction schedule and a full job description with responsibilities for the Manager Records Administration.

The areas included with this policy template are:

  • Record retention requirements for SOX sections 103a, 302, 404, 409, 801a and 802.
  • Policy
  • Standard 
    • Scope
    • Responsibilities
    • Policy
    • Compliance and Enforcement
    • Email Retention and Compliance
  • Job Description Manager Record Administrator
  • 12 forms for Record Retention and Disposition Schedule
  • Best Practices

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