Chapter 5. Security Policies

On completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Explain the purpose of a security policy

  • Write your own security policies

  • Describe the importance of a security policy

If a company wants to adequately protect its network, it must implement a security policy. It is important to establish a good balance between the level of security and the ability of users to get to the information they need. The most secure PC is the one that is not connected to a network, but the problem with this approach is that nobody can access the data. This chapter provides guidelines for developing a security policy—how to define it, develop it, adopt it, and enforce it with users. Cisco has developed a security wheel (see Figure 5-3 and the accompanying ...

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