Implement An IT Security Policy
To protect your business from e-Crime, it is good practice to implement IT security policies, outlining the general rules that should be followed to minimise IT security risks. Policies define what behaviour is and is not allowed. These can be used by management and employees alike to ensure optimal working practice and network protection.
Steps to protection:
1. Ask yourself the following before developing IT Security policies:
- What am I trying to protect?
- Why am I trying to protect it?
- What happens if I fail to protect it?
You should develop clear policies that take account of the most common or most likely risks to your data, given the nature of your business and your type of computer usage. The policies should not be lengthy or complicated but should provide a reference point for all staff.
2. An important policy to develop is what you consider as ‘acceptable’ business use of your Internet and email systems, as casual or ‘unrestricted’ use is typically the means by which viruses will get into your network. Download a personalised Acceptable Use policy using the form below: