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Resources for writing a security policy

If you've never written a security policy before, where can you obtain information on compiling one? My concern is making sure I cover all aspects and use the correct terminology in the document.

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The one book I have found most useful to new comers is Information Security Policies Made Easy, by Cresson. It comes with a CD that makes tailoring to your environment and searching extremely easy. There is a new version out as of May 2001. Another author I would recommend is Thomas Peltier. He has been in security for many many years and is excellent. Peltier has a new book due to be released in December 2001, Information Security Policies, Procedures and Standards: Guidelines For Effective Information Security Management. A quick review of the topics in this book look excellent. (I will be adding this to my personal library!)

Information Security Policies Made Easy, Version 8 (Comes with CD)
Charles Cresson Wood / Paperback / Pentasafe Security Technologies / May 2001

The E Policy Handbook: Designing and Implementing Effective E-Mail, Internet and Software Policies
Nancy L. Flynn / Paperback / AMACOM / November 2000

Information Security: Policies and Procedures: A Practitioner's Reference
Thomas R. Peltier / RINGBOUND / CRC Press, LLC / January 1999

Windows System Policies
Mark Wilkins / Paperback / McGraw-Hill Professional Book Group / October 1999

Computer Security Policies and SunScreen Firelines
Kathryn M. Walker, Linda Croswhite Cavanaugh / Paperback / Prentice Hall PTR / July 1998

Information Security Policies, Procedures and Standards: Guidelines For Effective Information Security Management
Thomas R. Peltier / Paperback / Auerbach Publishers, Incorporated
Will be released in December 2001


This was first published in October 2001

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