Software Usage Policy and Procedures


The "Software Usage Policy and Procedures" document is an incredibly in-depth, industry leading policy that covers all essential necessary measures for ensuring organizations have a comprehensive, well-defined set of software usage guidelines in place.  Additionally, the document includes notable topics deemed critically important to the use of company software, such as guidelines, responsibilities, acceptable use, unacceptable use, and much more. Extensively researched and developed by information security experts, such as former military I.T. personnel, cyber security specialists - and others - it's a must-have document for helping put in place industry leading security policies, procedures, and practices.  

Additionally, the document contains sections, categories, along with supporting best practices for software usage, such as provisions for disciplinary action, responsibility for overall compliance, along with an acknowledgement form.  Moreover, the document has also been developed using noted provisions from many of the world's most recognized and respected information security benchmarks, standards, frameworks, and best practices, such as NIST, FIPS, ISO, COBIT, US CERT, Cloud Security, Defense-in-Depth, Layered Security - just to name a select few.

Length: 9 pages.

Format: Microsoft Word Document.

Topics Covered:

  • General Guidelines, Responsibilities, and Acceptable Use for Software
  • Key Principles for Software Usage
  • Unacceptable Use
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Disclosure
  • Responsibility for Policy Maintenance
  • and more.

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