Security Management

Security Manual
Most organizations don't consider how much of their reputation and successful operation depends on secure computer systems - until those systems are compromised.

Too many companies have found out the hard way that the most valuable assets they own are not their inventories, their petty cash drawer, or their company cars. Instead, the information about their business - payroll, customer records, sales prospects, business plans, patent applications - is the truly irreplaceable asset. Loss of your company's valuable information cannot be undone, and also often leads to significant damage to your company's reputation.

Without constant vigilance, your company is vulnerable to attack. The first step to take is to assess your current security stance, then make a plan to increase security with proper best practices and technologies.

The ten commandments of security management for CSOs, CIOs, and IT Managers

  • Limit access to information to those who need to have it -- People can't misuse information that they don't have.
  • Conduct frequent and deep security audits - Identify who has access to what - and how their actions could weaken the protection of valuable data/information.
  • Set limits to information access - do not exclude all information from access - data exclusion locks down access. Limits set authorizations so specific people can do specific things under specific circumstances.
  • Limit administrative rights to as few individuals as possible -- very few individuals need them to do their jobs.
  • Ignore organizational hierarchy when setting access capabilities - access and authorization should be based upon responsibilities, not position.
  • Make Security Invisible -- Minimize extra commands, screens, pop-ups for employees; if an action is allowed, just let it happen.
  • Analyze Security End back doors -- Compliance logs reveal threat patterns, and show how security steps are hurting productivity.
  • Monitor information access and updates-- User-initiated application information updates can invite vulnerabilities.
  • Educate everyone on security policies and procedures - The more that people know about the rules the better
  • Make security best practices the watch word for everyone -- IT and the general workforce must address the constantly changing nature of security breaches.

Security Manual Template

This Security Policies and Procedures Manual for the Internet and Information Technology is over over 230 pages in length. All versions of the Security Manual template include both the Business & IT Impact Questionnaire and the Threat & Vulnerability Assessment Tool (both were redesigned to address Sarbanes Oxley and CobiT compliance). In addition, the Security Manual Template PREMIUM Edition  contains 16 detail job descriptions that apply specifically to security and Sarbanes Oxley, ISO 27000 (ISO27001 and ISO27002),CobiT, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA. Data Protection is a priority.

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The Security Manual Template can be acquired as a stand alone item (Standard) or in the Premium or Gold sets:

Security Manual Template - Standard Edition

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  • Business and IT Impact Questionnaire
  • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit
  • Security Management Checklist
  • Full Detail Policies for
    • Blog and Personal Website Policy
    • Mobile Device Policy
    • Physical and Virtural File Server Policy
    • Sensitive Information Policy
    • Travel and Off-Site Meeting Policy
  • HIPAA Audit Program
  • Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 Checklist
  • Security Audit Program- fully editable -- Comes in MS EXCEL and PDF formats -- Meets ISO 28000, 27001, 27002, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI-DSS, HIPAA FIPS 199, and NIS SP 800-53 requirements -- Over 400 unique tasks divided into 11 areas of audit focus which are the divided into 38 separate task groupings
  • Electronic forms that can be Emailed, completed via a computer or tablet, and stored electronically including: Blog Policy Compliance, BYOD Access and Use, Company Asset Employee Control Log, Email - Employee Acknowledgment, Employee Termination Checklist, FIPS 199 Assessment Electronic Form, Internet Access Request, Internet Use Approval, Internet & Electronic Communication - Employee Acknowledgment, Mobile Device Access and Use Agreement, Employee Security Acknowledgement Release, Preliminary Security Audit Checklist, Risk Assessment, Security Access Application, Security Audit Report, Security Violation Reporting, Sensitive Information Policy Compliance Agreement, Server Registration, and Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
  • eReader version of the Security Manual Template

Security Manual Template - Premium Edition

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  • Business and IT Impact Questionnaire
  • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Form
  • Security Management Checklist
  • HIPAA Audit Program
  • Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 Checklist
  • Security Audit Program
  • Over two dozen Electronic Forms
  • eReader version of the Security Manual Template

Security Job Descriptions MS Word Format 

  • Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), VP Strategy and Architecture, Director e-Commerce, Database Administrator, Data Security Administrator, Manager Data Security, Manager Facilities and Equipment, Manager Network and Computing Services, Manager Network Services, Manager Training and Documentation, Manager Voice and Data Communication, Manager Wireless Systems, Network Security Analyst, System Administrator - Unix, and System Administrator - Windows

Security Manual Template - Gold Edition

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  • Business and IT Impact Questionnaire
  • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Form
  • Security Management Checklist
  • HIPAA Audit Program
  • Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 Checklist
  • Security Audit Program
  • Over two dozen Electronic Forms
  • eReader version of the Security Manual Template

IT Job Descriptions  MS Word Format - Updated to meet all mandated security requirements

  • 281 Job Descriptions from the Internet and IT Job Descriptions HandiGuide in MS Word Format including all of the job descriptions in the Premium Edition. Each job description is at least 2 pages long and some of the more senior positions are up to 8 pages in length.

DR BC SecurityDisaster Recovery Business Continuity & Security Manual Templates Standard Edition Includes

  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template
  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Audit Program
  • Security Manual Template
  • Business and IT Impact Questionnaire - 21 pages
  • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Form

DR BC SecurityDisaster Recovery Business Continuity & Security Manual Templates Premium

  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template
  • Security Manual Template
  • 25 Job Descriptions
    • Chief Information Officer - CIO; Chief Compliance Officer - CCO; Chief Security Officer - CSO;VP Strategy and Architecture; Director e-Commerce; Database Administrator; Data Security Administrator; Manager Data Security; Manager Database; Manager Disaster Recovery; Manager Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity; Pandemic Coordinator; Manager Facilities and Equipment; Manager Media Library Support; Manager Network and Computing Services; Manager Network Services; Manager Site Management; Manager Training and Documentation; Manager Voice and Data Communication; Manager Wireless Systems;Capacity Planning Supervisor; Disaster Recovery Coordinator; Disaster Recovery - Special Projects Supervisor; Network Security Analyst; System Administrator - Unix; System Administrator - Windows

DR BC SecurityDisaster Recovery Business Continuity & Security Manual Templates Gold

  • Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Template
  • Security Manual Template
  • 281 Job Descriptions which includes all of the job descriptions in the premium edition

"Best of Breed - Best Practices Disaster Recovery Planning / Business Continuity Planning, Security Policies, IT Job Descriptions" according to the IT Productivity Center

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