How A Policy Manager Can Benefit your Security Policy Library – by Joe Gandiosi, Business Development Manager

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines Information Security as the protection of information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in-order-to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability.  NIST also defines Cybersecurity as the ability to protect or defend the use of cyberspace from cyber-attacks.

There are numerous policies, procedures, guidelines, and contracts required to ensure the safety of data. Just to name a few:

  • Access Control
  • Operations Management
  • Physical Entry Controls
  • Compliance
  • Network Security Management
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Vendor Contract Management

The list goes on and on!

These documents are created, modified, and sometimes obsoleted.

So how can the organization’s Information Security team or designated Security Administrator keep their arms around these new and ever-changing documents? How can they ensure they’ve been reviewed, updated, approved, compliant, and audit ready? And most importantly, how do they know their staff is viewing the latest versions? I’ve been there, not an easy task.

The solution…an automated, full document lifecycle Policies & Procedures Management System. A seamless, centralized location for document control.  Let’s face it, keeping track of all this documentation manually is a tough assignment for anyone even if the documents are on a shared drive or somewhere on the company Intranet, maybe! These documents may even be in a binder sitting on a shelf.

No matter what type of environment you are in Healthcare, Financial, Government, Education, etc., your Security Policy Library will require an annual review and will undergo an audit at some point. So, instead of fumbling through a binder(s) or searching on a shared drive, making sure you have the latest version of the document, and wasting time, just open the Policies & Procedures Management System and pull up the document you need in a matter of seconds. You will always have the latest version at your finger-tips.

For more information about ComplyALIGN’s Policy Manager system, please check out our website at www.ComplyALIGN.com