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Predetermined policies to modify

I am a network administrator and must put together a set of policies and procedures for my company. Is there anywhere where I can find a predetermined set of policies and procedures than I can use and modify for my own use?

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Charles Cresson Wood's "Information security policies made easy" is an excellent reference, though a bit on the expensive side. You can order it at PoliVec ( also provides tools to help develop, implement and enforce security policies. SANS also provides sample security policies on their Web site. New Riders has published a book, "Writing Information Security Policies." I have not read it yet, so I cannot comment on how useful or informative it is.

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This was first published in June 2002

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