What is an IT security policy

Last updated
June 21, 2021

An IT security policy sets out the rules and procedures for all individuals who need to use IT resources within your organisation. The primary purpose of the policy is to protect the confidential data of your organisation whilst also helping to reduce the risk of suffering a cyber incident such as a hack or breach.

IT security policies are a key part of any organisations cyber security as they help your team understand exactly what they can and can't do whilst using your organisations IT resources. This helps ensure that your team do not undertake activities that might put your organisation at risk.