IT Security Policy Templates

Publication date : May 03, 2018

Last Published: May 26, 2020

Written by: Payam Pourkhomami, President & CEO, OSIbeyond

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The ultimate goal of the list is to offer everything you need for rapid development and implementation of information security policies. You’ll find a great set of resources posted here already, including policy templates for thirteen important security requirements.

Each IT policy template includes an example word document, which you may download and modify for your use. Use the table of contents below to jump to the template you wish to view:

  1. Acceptable Use Policy
  2. Data Breach Response Policy
  3. Disaster Recovery Plan Policy
  4. Email Policy
  5. Password Protection Policy
  6. Remote Access Policy
  7. Security Response Plan Policy
  8. Server Security Policy
  9. Software Installation Policy
  10. Web Application Security Policy
  11. Wireless Communications Security Policy
  12. Wireless Communications Standard
  13. Workstation Security for HIPAA Policy
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1. Acceptable Use Policy

Defines acceptable use of equipment and computing services, and the appropriate employee security measures to protect the organization’s corporate resources and proprietary information.

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2. Data Breach Response Policy

Defines the goals and the vision for the breach response process. This policy defines to whom it applies and under what circumstances, and it will include the definition of a breach, staff roles and responsibilities, standards and metrics (e.g., to enable prioritization of the incidents), as well as reporting, remediation, and feedback mechanisms.

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3. Disaster Recovery Plan Policy

Defines the requirement for a baseline disaster recovery plan to be developed and implemented by the company, which describes the process to recover IT Systems, Applications and Data from any type of disaster that causes a major outage.

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4. Email Policy

Defines the requirements for proper use of the company email system and make users aware of what is considered acceptable and unacceptable use of its email system.

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5. Password Protection Policy

Defines the standard for the creation of strong passwords, the protection of those passwords, and the frequency of change.

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6. Remote Access Policy

Defines standards for connecting to the organization’s network from any host or network external to the organization.

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7. Security Response Plan Policy

Defines the requirement for business units supported by the Infosec Team to develop and maintain a security response plan.

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8. Server Security Policy

Defines standards for minimal security configuration for servers inside the organization’s production network, or used in a production capacity.

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9. Software Installation Policy

Defines the requirements around installation of third party software on company owned devices.

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10. Web Application Security Policy

Defines the requirement for completing a web application security assessment and guidelines for completing the assessment.

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11. Wireless Communication Policy

Defines the requirement for wireless infrastructure devices to adhere to wireless communication policy in order to connect to the company network.

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12. Wireless Communication Standard

Defines the technical requirements that wireless infrastructure devices must satisfy in order to connect to the company network.

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13. Workstation Security (For HIPAA) Policy

Defines the requirements to ensure the the HIPAA Security Rule âWorkstation Securityâ Standard 164.310(c) can be met.

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