Policies and Procedures

Building and managing a security program is an effort that most organizations grow into overtime. Considering this, It is important for a company to build a strong foundation for their business to build on and be well equipped for the future. A mature security program will require accompanying policies and procedures for a secure and productive environment. So much so that it is now required by law with the passage of Rule206(4)-9 Which states it “Requires advisors and funds to adopt and implement written policies and procedures that are reasonably designed to address cybersecurity risks.” These policies and procedures are now more important than ever.

Q: My company’s budget is too small to hire a security firm. Are there other options?
A: Yes! We can provide you with a report, and you will be able to assess your risk management and implement your own security policies and procedures for a smaller cost.

Q: How do you assess a company’s cyber security?
A: A four hour interview session with very detailed questions will allow us to conduct the companies risk assessment, and at the end we will have a prioritized action plan report

Q: What will be done with the report?
A: The company will be able to take the report and implement and execute the plan, and they will have a better understanding of their risk assessment and cybersecurity. Think of it as a bird teaching their baby bird how to fly, we give you the tools and knowledge you need so you can fly by yourself!

Q: Why do we need policies and procedures in the first place?
A: We know nobody likes reading long documents and rules, but if there were no policies or procedures then nothing would ever work, it would be chaos.

Q: What does policies and procedures provide for cyber security?
A: A framework that is based on industry standard guidelines. These policies and procedures are being used by government sectors such as the CIA and the FBI. It is divided into sections starting from user behavior, penetration testing, vulnerability management, and logging and monitoring.

Q: Are all policies the same for every company?
A: No, every company is different so there are different policies depending on what it is.

Q: What’s the difference between a policy and a procedure?
A: A policy is the rule and the procedure is the steps you take to execute the rule. For example a policy can say you need to encrypt your date, a procedure will say this is how you encrypt your data.

Q: What does following policies and procedures do for a company?
A: It provides you with a sense of security. There are companies who have been hacked and companies who have not been, the ones who have not followed their policies and procedures. These are the rules to avoid chaos in your company. wed their policies and procedures.
These are the rules to avoid chaos in your company.