An Information Security Policy provides the foundation for a successful Program to protect your information, prepare for and adapt to changing threat conditions, and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. A solid foundational Policy is built with straightforward rules, standards, and agreements that conform to industry best practices and regulatory requirements. It provides institutional memory that survives inevitable changes in personnel. It clearly defines information security expectations, activities, roles, and responsibilities. Its requirements, values, and goals must also reflect those of the organization’s culture as a whole.
Collaboration is paramount in every Sage engagement to ensure information security initiatives are planned for in the context of each organization’s unique operating environment. Together, we assess your existing security practices, and determine whether they comply with regulatory requirements and/or legal standards pertinent to your industry and align with best practices. Then we expand and build on them strategically to create a comprehensive Information Security Policy tailored to your specific business objectives and cybersecurity maturity goals.
Sage informs the process with federal guidance, industry standards, and international practice standards from the best sources, including the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST), ISO 27002, NSA, and the most critical technology vendors. This ensures your Program meets regulatory expectations and follows appropriate best practices and provides an optimum structure for your organization.
In developing your Information Security Policy, Sage will provide assessments and recommendations in the following areas, and more if needed:
Once we have evaluated and helped strengthen your Information Security Policy, you receive:
There is no single, straight path that will get you to the point where you can say, “We did it! We’re 100% cyber-secure.”
A more realistic destination is cyber resiliency – the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions, so you can withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. Achieving cyber resilience depends on what we like to call the cybersecurity lifecycle – an ongoing cycle of interconnected elements that compliment and reinforce one another.