Writing Information Security Policy must address the mushrooming size of the physical Internet, the ever-increasing volume of data being squeezed through it, and the wider range of information security. When you say “computer security”, what comes to mind most often are external threats: hackers, malware, viruses, botnets. But when you look at computer and IT trends, new technologies — mobile devices, social networking, and the like — pose a much greater threat to the integrity of your company. What should you write in your information security policy?
Questionable or downright unethical behavior can lead to the enrichment of a few and the financial ruin of many. And after the damage has been done, the legislature vows to make sure “it will never happen again”. So what can your business do to create an effective ethics policy and ensure you don’t fall victim to these situations? Continue reading How to Create an Effective Ethics Policy
First, what is a policy? We know that a policy and procedure are two distinct entities. According to the dictionary, policy is a “definite course or method of action selected from alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions”. So, what is a policy cycle? Continue reading What Is a Policy Cycle?
Policies are the backbone of every organization. Even start-up companies that don’t yet have formal policies follow long-standing, commonly accepted “rules” of individual and corporate behavior — implicit policies (e.g., the “Golden Rule”) that guide them. Yet, everyone has had to deal sooner or later with policies that are so poorly written that they’re without meaning and validity. In short, the Policies Become Unenforceable. Continue reading How Policies Become Unenforceable
Writing IT Policies and Procedures can be difficult because of the way Information technology is changing the way business operates. The need for consistent computer usage, security, and clear IT policies is only increasing. Continue reading Writing IT Policies and Procedures
We have talked about the Top 10 Reasons to Use Bizmanualz Policies and Procedures Manuals. Now, let’s talk about the reasons to use Microsoft Word Templates for Policies and Procedures. What’s the difference? Continue reading Why Use Templates for Policies Procedures?
This is one of those chicken and an egg questions. Do you write company policies and then develop business procedures to realize the policies? Or, do you write your company procedures and then develop business policies? Or maybe you write procedures and then are wondering how policies fit in since they are not a part of your procedure. Where should you start when writing policies and procedures? Continue reading How to Start Writing Business Policies Procedures