What Are Policies vs Standards vs Procedures vs Guidelines?


What is the difference between Policies, Standards, Procedures, and Guidelines?

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Within an Information Security program, policy documentation plays a crucial role in the foundation of securing an organization. We can utilize policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines to define requirements and guarantee consistent results. The more consistent we can be with security, the more likely we are to successfully defend against attackers.

Join me in this video as we walk through the differences between Policies, Standards, Procedures, and Guidelines. Each type of documentation has a place in our Information Security program, and it is important that you understand the difference.

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