The computer security policy is a statement by management of the minimum expectations to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the corporate network and all data stored on the network. The style, content and specific objectives of each policy are dependent on the environment, security requirements and corporate culture specific to each organization.
Acceptable Use Policy Report
Provides a report on Acceptable Usage Policy, including what corporations expect of it, a case study, and a framework for creating your own policy.
The Basics of an IT Security Policy
This paper is intended to explain the importance of having a written and enforceable Information Technology (IT) security policy, and to provide an overview of the necessary components of an effective policy.
Building and Implementing a Successful Information Security Policy
A white paper providing the reader with new and innovative aspects on the process of building a Security Policy, as well as managing a Security Awareness Program. [PDF]
Building Effective, Tailored Information Security Policy
Presents the presentation of the 20th NISSC Internet Technical Security Policy Panel.
Canada's Export Controls
Unofficial / unverified article describing Canada's export controls on cryptographic software.
Do you have an intrusion detection response plan?
Discussion of what should go into the creation of an intrusion detection plan and the expected results.
GASSP Home Page
Generally Accepted System Security Principles, developed by The International Information Security Foundation. [PDF]
How to Develop Good Security Policies and Tips on Assessment and Enforcement
[Word Document] Invest the time up front to carefully develop sound policies and then identify ways to gauge their effectiveness and assess the level of compliance within your organization. Commit to spending the time and resources required to ensure that the policies are kept current and accurately reflect your company's security posture.
Information Security Policies
Make and manage security policies. Run awareness programs with audits and e-learning to build a human firewall.
Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM)
Non-profit, international research initiative dedicated to defining standards in security testing and business integrity testing.
IT Security at MIT
Provides a wide range of policies, papers and related resources to support secure computing.
IT Security Cookbook
A guide to computer and network security with a strong focus on writing and implementing security policies. This is primarily intended for security managers and system administrators.
ITworld.com - Security's human side
IT World article - essentially a review of Pentasafe's VigilEnt security policy management product.
Make Your Web Site P3P Compliant
Describes how to create and publish your company's platform for privacy performance policy,. A W3C initiative, in six steps.
OSSTMM: Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual
A widely used, peer-reviewed, methodology for performing security tests.
An Overview of Corporate Computer User Policy
This article discusses the elements of a corporate security policy, which it refers to as the gateway to a company`s intellectual property.
P3P Guiding Principles
Defines the principles behind the W3C Platform for Privacy Preferences initiative.
Return on Information Security Investment
Assess your company's Return on Information Security Investment
RFC2196 (Site Security Handbook)
A guide to developing computer security policies and procedures for sites that have systems on the Internet. Published 1997.
SANS InfoSec Reading Room
Articles on security policies and other information security topics.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Security standards, transactions and code set standards, identifier standards, mailing lists, implementation guides, and administrative simplification.
Understanding the Virus Threat and Developing Effective Anti-Virus Policy
This paper focuses on providing the reader with an overview of the current virus landscape and aids in developing best practice anti-virus policies.
What Makes A Good Security Policy?
Offers a paper presenting the core elements of security, and arguing that in order to properly address security, the most fundamental item necessary is a security policy.