Organizational Policies and Procedures

Policies are high-level statements created by management that lay out the organization’s positions on particular issues. Policies are mandatory but are not specific in their details. Policies are focused on the result, not the methods for achieving that result. Procedures are generally step-by-step instructions that prescribe exactly how employees are expected to act in a given situation or to accomplish a specific task. Although standard policies can be described in general terms that will be applicable to all organizations, standards and procedures are often organization-specific and driven by specific organizational policies.

Regarding security, every organization should have several common policies ...

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