Someone needs to create your IT policies in a company with outsourced IT. Every company needs written security policies, but whom can you count on ensuring that procedures are documented correctly, followed, and reevaluated? Establishing policies and procedures isn’t a function of your outsourced IT team.
Depending on your organization, many laws & industry regulations require written security policies, including PCI, HIPAA, NIST 800-171, cyber insurance policies, vendors, and third-party contracts. Not only do they need to be written, but they also need to be practiced, Tested, and reevaluated continually. Written security policies are as important as the roadmap for your company & employees to follow and protect your digital assets and respond when an incident occurs.
Failure to have them can result in increased fees & penalties, loss of contracts, denial of insurance claims, and legal actions.
Some of the crucial security policies are as follows but is not limited to:
- Password Policy
- Network Access and Authentication Policy
- Incident Response Policy
- Encryption Policy
- Internet Access and Usage
Working with a Fractional CIO who will work within your organization to learn how the company functions and creates policies and procedures specifically for your company. We can help you with documenting your policies and procedures.
JAYCO Cloud Computing Solutions provides cybersecurity compliance solutions as part of our Fractional CIO Services for small & medium-sized businesses serving the Department of Defense (DOD) and the general market.