Chapter 16. Security Policy

Establishing a security policy is the starting point in designing a secure network. It is essential that a set of minimum security requirements be gathered, formalized and included as the basis of your security policy. This security policy must be enforceable by your organization and will create an additional cost to running and monitoring your network. This additional cost/benefit of a security policy must be understood and embraced by your organization’s management in order to enhance and maintain network and system security.

The lack of an accepted and well-thought-out security policy and guidelines document is one of the major security vulnerabilities in most companies today. This section discusses several Best ...

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