IT Policies

Posted on 2012-09-19
Last Modified: 2012-09-28
I have been tasked with drafting an IT Security, Hardware/Network and Governance Policies for a Small Company.

....I will throw it out there, I have NO idea what this is, any help will be appreciated.
Question by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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    Expert Comment

    by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
    Use google. Many policies are straightforward and are even listed on the company websites.

    Search for "it policy template"

    Most are lists of DOs and Don'ts. I cannot point you towards any file on net but they are easy to find.
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    You need to go back and ask what the requirements are. What are they looking for? Are they looking this at a security standpoint (how to protect users/data/systems)? Or are they looking at this from a hr/business/cost standpoint?

    Are they looking for IT policies for users? What about for administrators? workstations? servers? What about for software/applications/devices/etc? Physical security requirements? Training requirements? There are many many ways of going about this - just tell them that you need to get clarification as to exactly what they expect or want.

    A good reference is:
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    by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada

    The company is developing software for another organisation; they will be hosting the applications and database on behalf of that organisation.

    Thanks for the link it gave me an idea on where to start.
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    Author Closing Comment

    by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
    I did the first draft and presented it - they liked it ... of course they were able to give me more info once I asked them the same questions you gave me. I seemed like a champ.

    Thanks a lot

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