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Policies and Procedures are two of the words that most employees dread to hear, especially when it comes to IT Security. Why does this phenomenon occur? Is it because people don’t want to be told what to do? Is it because people feel as though they are being “micromanaged” when they have to abide by and comply with policies and procedures? The answer is that it is probably a little of both and for many other reasons that are unique to each specific company. The next obvious question is why do we need to have IT Security policies and procedures? Well, there are many reasons and here are the top 5 reasons, in no particular order:
IT Security policies and procedures are necessary and often required for organizations to have in place to comply with various Federal, State, and Industry regulations (PCI Compliance, HIPAA Compliance, etc.) The development, implementation, and review of these policies and procedures can be another challenge completely, which is why we decided to write a brief eBook on some of the most important IT Security Policies for any organization to have in place. Click on the image below to download your copy today!
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September of 2015 and updated in May of 2017 for accuracy and comprehensiveness