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RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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6/30/2014 | 3:50:18 PM
Re: Policy
I think many enterprises put more faith in procedural documentation. ie, What should be done, who should perform the tasks, how they should be performed. I think its because these components are quantifiable to some extent and can show great value. And most importantly represent actionable items. However, I think it is important to map out WHY as well. Which is what policies provide. 

As you stated policy establishes the base. For example, we are performing these procedures because our policy dictates that standard accounts should not contain admin privileges. Our policy is such because it helps to protect our environment from watering hole events. There are many reasons as to why policy should be established and I am perplexed as to any who would be opposed to having one.
Marilyn Cohodas
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6/30/2014 | 10:11:19 AM
Re: Policy
Ryan, it seems to me that policy is a bottom line basic for an enterprise, large or small. Why do you think organizations drag their feet about establishing them? 
RyanSepe
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6/27/2014 | 10:24:49 PM
Re: Policy
Good SANS reference. I recently took the SANS GSEC and many of the questions stemmed around corporate policy and how it very muchs integrates with security intiative. Very interesting on how laying a policy out logically can extend and enhance the technical aspect of what you are trying to accomplish.
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6/27/2014 | 10:13:49 PM
Re: Policy
Good point. I agree that policy is a key issue. It can be complicated, but there a lot of good templates and best practices out there that can give people a headstart: http://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/leadership/managing-implementation-byod-policy-34217

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RyanSepe,
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6/27/2014 | 6:18:53 PM
Policy
Great article. A well defined policy can put your organization to advance initiatives such as mobile device management and EMM. I have many conversations with Gartner about Mobile Devices and they always implore the establishment of policy. Policy can set the baseline to refer to during deployment and can be very effective if future events leave configuration ambiguous. Without proper documentation there isn't anything to compare a healthy config against. 


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