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Toolkit Best Practices: Creating Security Policy Documents (Security Policy Guidelines, Part 3)

Published: 14 November 2007

ID: G00152720

Analyst(s): Les Stevens


Well-crafted, targeted information security policies are critical for their successful implementation and communication. A defined document process will ensure a stronger commitment to and compliance with established policies.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Establish a Document Hierarchy
  • Establishing a Policy Catalog
  • Defining a Standard Document Structure
  • Defining a Standard Document's Naming and Numbering System
  • Establishing an Appropriate Writing Style
    • Organizational Culture
    • Target Audience

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