The first step towards creating a secure computing environment is to develop policies and procedures that document the management and control of digital information.
To be successful, Information Systems Security Policies must be written using easy to understand language so that all parties understand the requirements and their obligations associated with the use of company information.
Protocol Policy Systems have developed a generic set of policies, which are then uniquely tailored to align with your organisation’s practices.
PMaaS is a cloud-based subscription solution available in 3 versions – Lite, Essentials and Premium. PMaaS allows an organisation to deliver up to date IT Security Policies in under 5 weeks, eliminating the overhead of creating and maintaining those policies in-house.
All the hard work of gaining expert knowledge, developing, and maintaining policies to keep them current and mapped to standards such as ISO, NIST and PCI-DSS is taken care of by our experts on behalf of our customers.
Once in place, PMaaS makes the process of engaging and monitoring stakeholder and user interaction with the content both easy and visible.
PMaaS includes 25 comprehensive policies covering key aspects of information system usage. All policies are written in plain English, with drop down explanations, links to relevant standards and, where applicable, cross referenced to statements in other associated policies. The policies are set out by category for User, Manager, or Technical team members, which allows easy access to the policies that specifically relate to them.
Organisations adopt standards to help them optimise their business operations, manage risk, or comply with regulatory requirements. As an example, ISO 27002 is the code of practice for Information Security in many countries including Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. It sets the criteria for achieving best practice security management. Mapping of policies to standard and best practice guidance provides evidence that security is being taken seriously by management, and stakeholders can have confidence that the organisation is acting responsibly.
PMaaS has been designed to address many of the shortcomings of in-house bespoke policy initiatives which may not address stakeholder and user engagement considerations. Examples of options the service provides include:
Under the PMaaS subscription plan all policy content is automatically kept up to date by us, as are the standards, mappings, and supporting material. Our subject matter experts are also available to adapt policies for customers as their business requirements change.
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