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CompTIA® Security+™: Study Guide, Fifth Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Developing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines

The process of implementing and maintaining a secure network must first be addressed from a policies, standards, and guidelines perspective. This sets the tone, provides authority, and gives your efforts the teeth they need to be effective. Policies and guidelines set a standard of expectation in an organization. The process of developing these policies will help everyone in an organization become involved and invested in making security efforts successful. You can think of policies as providing the big picture on issues. Standards tell people what is expected, and guidelines provide specific advice on how to accomplish a given task or activity.

The next sections discuss the policies, standards, ...

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