How Do Security Controls Help Implement A Corporate Security Policy?

A corporate security policy is central to safeguarding the company and is crucial for risk management. The only way to ensure robust security measures is by enforcing and implementing a security policy through security controls.

We consulted the experts who explain how security controls help implement a corporate security policy.

Management of Access Authorization, Modification, and Identity Access

Using access authorization necessitates that businesses follow the principle of least privilege (PoLP). This is the notion that users and systems should only have access to information that is required to fulfill their tasks. The company should develop and record a procedure for establishing, documenting, reviewing, and updating access to systems and sensitive data.

Typically, this process involves HR and IT, who grant access upon hiring and termination. Access must be allowed based on legitimate access authorization, anticipated system usage, and other organizational requirements. In compliance with the access authorization policy and password management policy, access authorization and modification map should be developed.

Group membership, special privileges, temporary or guest accounts, and shared users must all be considered by HR and IT. These policies and procedures must be updated on a regular basis because they are crucial in terms of data privacy.

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Policy for Network Security

A comprehensive network security policy assures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data on a company’s systems by following a defined protocol for conducting a periodic evaluation of information systems and network activity. The policy assures that systems are equipped with adequate hardware, software, and procedural auditing tools. 

Failed log-in attempts, information startup or shutdown, and the use of privileged accounts are all audit events. Other logging categories include firewall anomalies, router and switch activities, and devices added or withdrawn from the network. 

Organizations should record activity details such as the date, time, and location of the action. The policy must specify the actions that must be taken during an auditable event, as well as who is responsible for what. 

For example, IT will resolve a problem and then notify the ISO. The policy should explicitly define this process. Depending on the infrastructure of an organization, the Network Security policy may branch out into additional policies. Bluetooth baseline requirements policy, router and switch security policy, and wireless communication policy and standard are examples of further policies. All of these regulations should include network access rules and behaviors. 

Sarah Jameson, Marketing Director of Green Building Elements

Policy on Change Management

The change management policy of an organization ensures that modifications to an information system are managed, approved, and tracked. The business must ensure that all changes are implemented in a methodical manner that minimizes the negative impact on services and customers. 

The change management policy outlines techniques for planning, evaluating, reviewing, approving, communicating, implementing, documenting, and conducting post-change reviews. Change management is dependent on accurate and timely documentation, ongoing oversight, and a formal and defined approval process. 

The change management policy covers the SDLC, hardware, software, database, and application changes to system configurations, including moves, adds, and deletes. 

Matt Weidle, Business Development Manager Buyer’s Guide

Risk Identification, Monitoring, And Analysis

Today’s businesses face a slew of security issues, including growing threats to organizational assets and consumer data. A good business security program requires an understanding of and management of these risks. The cornerstones of an enterprise-wide risk management approach are identifying risks to information systems and establishing and implementing controls to reduce those risks. 

Regardless of how strong your security awareness program is, you will undoubtedly encounter a problem at some point. Controls are the guardrails that keep the car from going off the road, guaranteeing that people and systems can only perform what their responsibilities require and with the necessary consent, I believe. 

Nick Edwards, Director at Snow Finders

Incident Response and Recovery

Preparing for the unexpected is a prudent move. Organizations must plan ahead of time and be ready to act in the event of an incident or a breach. Incident response and business continuity planning can help a company securely navigate its way back to normal operations after a security incident. 

As a result, incident response and company continuity are mutually beneficial. For an organization’s survival, proper contingency planning and event response are critical.

Tim Parker, Director of Marketing at Syntax Integration

Cryptography

Because it is integrated into the broader framework of secrecy, integrity,  and availability, cryptography is a must-have for every enterprise. Encryption is the bedrock of data security; therefore, it’s no surprise that it’s the only precaution included in all rules and governments.

Encryption also aids in the verification of the legitimacy of two communication parties, whether they are humans or machines. The integrity of streamed data is verified using hashes and digital certificates. Finally, cryptography has an impact on data availability by introducing an additional risk owing to the loss or compromise of cryptographic keys. 

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