Cybersecurity Policy FAQs

Cybersecurity Policy FAQs

cybersecurity policy faqs
What is cybersecurity policy?

Cybersecurity policy refers to the set of rules and regulations an organization follows to protect itself and its clients from cyberattacks, data breaches and other malicious activity through strategies and controls aimed at protecting digital systems by making them harder to breach. Learn more about the increasing responsibility of legal teams.

What should an effective cybersecurity policy include?

A cybersecurity policy will typically define:

  • Security software to implemented within a digital system, whether on-premise or online
  • Response strategy for a threat incident, such as a data breach or ransomware attack
  • Methods for storing, retrieving and backing up business-critical data
  • The individual or individuals who are responsible for enforcing the policy, and miscellaneous cybersecurity roles within an organization
Why are cybersecurity policies important?

Today it is crucial for any organization to maintain a cybersecurity policy, since every organization is vulnerable to a data breach facilitated by technology, digital systems and Internet connectivity. The average cost of a data breach exceeds $8 million dollars, and may lead to lawsuits, data privacy fines, and loss of brand equity/consumer trust.

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Dangers Third-party Code is an independent platform that brings together the best minds from tech, government, research, and academia to shape the future of cybersecurity policy and offer best practice solutions when responding to cyber threats. The most common access point for malware spread, data breaches, IP theft, election meddling, disinformation campaigns, and cyberwarfare is malicious third-party code (3PC) that makes its way into our websites, apps, and IoT devices. The compromise of the digital ecosystem erodes user trust and the credibility of media organizations, and undermines the integrity of our democracy, economy, and public safety.