Compliance with the organisation’s information security policy, topic-specific policies, rules and standards should be regularly reviewed.
Compliance with policies, rules and standards for information security refers to the process of adhering to guidelines and regulations that are put in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information systems.
There are several steps that you can follow to review the information security requirements defined in an information security policy:
- Familiarise yourself with the policy: Start by reading the policy carefully and making sure you understand all the requirements outlined.
- Identify any gaps: Look for areas where the policy does not provide enough guidance or it may be unclear how to comply with the requirements.
- Consult with relevant stakeholders: Talk to other members of the organisation, such as IT staff, legal counsel, and business leaders, to get their input on the policy and any gaps or concerns they have.
- Review industry best practices: Look at other industry guidelines or standards to see if they have any recommendations or requirements that are not covered in the policy.
- Conduct a risk assessment: Use a risk assessment process to identify potential vulnerabilities or risks not addressed in the policy.
- Make recommendations for improvement: Based on your review, make recommendations for any changes or additions to the policy that may be needed to ensure compliance and protect the organisation’s information assets.