68.  What baseline security and why are information security policies important?

Baseline security is known as the minimum security controls required for safeguarding an organization’s overall information systems landscape, ultimately ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of critical system resources. There’s many ways in which ones’ baseline security needs can be identified, such as undertaking comprehensive operational and I.T. risk assessments, implementing mandatory provisions as required by regulatory compliance laws, along with putting in place industry leading best practices.

All organizations are different in many ways - particularly when it comes to operational and business specific practices - yet there’s a laundry list of baseline security controls that should be readily adopted, regardless of industry, size, location, etc. Implementing documented best practices for user access rights, network security, change management, incident response, along with dozens of other areas is a must for helping ensure the safety and security of critical system resources. From small start-up businesses to large multi-national entities, baselines security controls should be assessed, implemented, and continuously monitored for compliance.

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Easier said than done as I.T. organizations are being pushed to the limits in terms of resources and capacity, creating immense challenges, and especially in today’s growing world of cybersecurity threats and attacks. What’s needed for helping effectively documents one’s baseline security framework are comprehensive, well-developed, professionally written operational and information security policies and procedures, such as those offered by FLANK.

With literally hundreds of operational, business specific, and information security policies, procedures - and more - to pick and choose from, the FLANK21 set of documents is a must-have for anyone serious about information security. You’ll receive essential documentation for network security, user access rights, change management - and so much more - along with dozens of supporting forms, checklists, templates, provisioning and hardening documents also.