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    Policies and Procedures of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Policies & Procedures

Usually, those who are most familiar with the importance of cybersecurity are the IT department and top management, in addition to the cybersecurity team, of course. Based on our experience in the market, and according to other experiences the world over, company members are the weak link in cybersecurity. That is why policies and procedures are one of the most important parts of securing a company from its own employees and guarantying secured processes between all and for all.

Policies

Cybersecurity policies are a set of parameters set to achieve specific cybersecurity controllers. In simpler terms, policies determine the purpose for using anything within the company.

Procedures

Cybersecurity procedures are the step-by-step
guidelines on how to implement the
policies or any actions within the company.

Cybersecurity procedures explain the rules for how employees, consultants, partners, board members, and end-users access online applications and internet resources, send data over networks, and otherwise practice responsible security.

The policies may then include sections for various areas of cybersecurity, such as requirements for antivirus software or the use of cloud applications, remote access policy, wireless communication policy, password protection policy, email policy, digital signature policy, and many more.

Cybersecurity policies and procedures are extremely important to any company, especially for large companies because the impact of any cyber-attack or data breach will be very costly. However, even small companies should have their own policies and procedures; the policies and procedures for smaller companies will be on a much smaller scale compared to larger companies, but still very important nonetheless. We simply measure the investment in cybersecurity policies and procedures for the company based on its size. If a company is large, the investment in policies and procedures should be large as well.

To avoid endeavors akin to reinventing the wheel and to guarantee the best results, TSC follows on global and/or local standards for setting up the policies. These standards and frameworks will help formulate and easy-to-follow policies and procedures. These would surely require adjustment or selecting from multiple options. Standards and frameworks that TSC follow are:

National Cybersecurity Authority – Essential Cybersecurity Controls (ECC – 1: 2018)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology

The Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies

SANS or SysAdmin, Audit, Network and Security

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

General Data Protection Regulation

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

Federal Information Security Management Act

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