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FourthNet: 10 Tips for creating a Network Security Policy
10 Tips for Creating a Network Security Policy


  1. Identify and locate your assets.

  2. Perform a Threat Risk Assessment.
  3. Adopt a "Need to Know" philosophy.
  4. Perform an informal site survey of your organisation.
  5. Institute a standard for classifying all information
  6. Ascertain who needs access to external resources
  7. Create a disaster recovery plan.
  8. Appoint a someone to be responsible for security policy enforcement.
  9. Review the impact of any intended procedural changes on your employees.
  10. Understand that the implementation of any security policy needs regular validation.