Stringent Policies to defend Network

Security teams may not be able to defend against every new hack or intrusion that crops up, but having strong policies in place is the first step in strengthening corporate defenses.

Intrusion detection policy

Data breaches are a fact of life for all modern companies. Enterprises must reduce cybersecurity risks and at the same time prepare for how to handle an intrusion. 

An enterprise with a clear and concise intrusion detection policy will be ready to react and counteract intrusions into its network. A plan of action will reduce potential damage and protect vital enterprise data. 

This Intrusion detection policy includes advice on how to set up a detection team, define requirements for intrusion detection analysis techniques, and identify systems, applications, and devices to monitor.

Identity theft protection policy

Identity theft is also a common problem for workers and individuals in these days of mobile banking and online healthcare portals. Identity theft can happen on home and corporate networks and cause an array of damage to consumers and businesses alike. Thieves use social security numbers, birth dates, driver license numbers, mother’s maiden names, accounts/passwords, and other personal information to impersonate someone else.

The thieves can open new accounts or access existing ones and engage in fraudulent behavior to the detriment of their victims. Hackers obtain this information through physical theft, unauthorized electronic access, or social engineering.

This Identity theft protection policy provides guidelines for protecting your own personal information and safeguarding employee and customer information. The California Consumer Privacy Act is only the first law that establishes penalties for loss and misuse of personal information. 

Putting a privacy protection plan in place will reduce the risk of losing data in the first place as well as protect your company’s liability under this privacy law.

Mobile device security policy

Mobile devices are just as susceptible to data and security breaches as desktops or laptops.  The same social engineering, phishing, and OS vulnerabilities which plague desktops and laptops are just as applicable to mobile devices.

This Mobile device security policy includes requirements for users, including guidance about: passwords, applications, and downloads.

There are guidelines for IT professionals as well including mobile management advice, available anti-malware software, and user support.