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Network Security Policy Template

Download the Network Security policy template to establish administrative direction, procedural requirements, and technical guidance to ensure the appropriate protection of company information handled by computer networks.

Use this guide to:

  • Create your own policy
  • Measure company compliance
  • Enhance network security
  • Drive organizational accountability

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Network Security Policy Template Overview

The network security policy template applies to all personnel and systems that access the organization’s computer networks. Throughout this policy, the word “user” will be used to collectively refer to all such individuals. The policy also applies to all computer and data communication systems owned by or administered by the organization or its partners.

This policy document includes:

  • Purpose and Goal of a Network Security Policy
  • Scope
  • Policy
  • Responsibilities
  • System Access Control
  • System Privileges
  • Establishment of Access Paths
  • Computer Malware
  • Data and Program Backup
  • Portable Computers
  • Remote Printing
  • Privacy
  • Logs and System Security Tools
  • Handling Network Security Information
  • Information Security
  • Physical Security of Computer & Communications
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
  • Data Loss Prevention Technologies
  • Network Documentations
  • Exceptions
  • Violations
  • Related Standards policies and Processes
  • Definition and Terms
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How to Use the Network Security Policy Template

The goal of this policy is to protect information traveling over the organization’s networks that have not been specifically identified as the property of other parties. This information still will be treated as though it has been passed through an organizationally-owned asset. It is the policy of the organization to prohibit unauthorized access, disclosure, duplication, modification, diversion, destruction, loss, misuse, or theft of this information. In addition, it is the policy of the organization to protect information belonging to third parties that have been entrusted with the organization in a manner consistent with its sensitivity and in accordance with all applicable agreements.

This template is 17 pages long and contains an auto-fill feature for fast completion.

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