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A set of policies for information security should be defined, approved by management, published and communicated to employees and relevant stakeholders.
The information security policy document should express management commitment and set out the organisation’s approach to managing information security.
The policy document should contain:
The policies should be communicated all round the organisation to users in a relevant, accessible and understandable manner.
To keep updated with any changes, whether internal or external, the organisation’s ISMS (information security management system) policies must be updated on a regular basis. Management changes, governing laws, industry standard, and technology examples of these developments.
The documentation should always represent standards and procedures to preserve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of files, and an information security breach may result in policy change and improvement.
The information security policy should have an owner who has approved management responsibility for the development, review, and evaluation of the security policy. The review should include evaluation of opportunities for improvement of the organisation’s information security policy and approach to managing information security in response to changes to the organisational environment, business circumstances, legal conditions, or technical environment.
There should be defined management review procedures, including a schedule or period of the review.
The input to the management review should include:
A record of the management review should be maintained.