Book: Policies and Procedures for Your Organization

Build solid governance documents on any topic ... including cybersecurity

By John Bandler

This new book is coming soon! (Anticipating March 2024)

Organizations need some rules. Sometimes those rules need to be written down. That’s what policies, procedures, and other governance documents are for.

If we are going to have written rules like policies in our organization, they should be effective, clear, practical, and serve their purposes.

They should help us comply with legal requirements and accomplish the mission.

If they are cybersecurity policies, they should also help protect us.

This book:

  • Helps you and your organization build solid governance documents.
  • Is for any type of organization (for-profit, nonprofit, government).
  • Is for any topic of governance document.
  • Helps you apply the Five Components of Policy Work so your organization properly complies, protects itself, and accomplishes the mission.
  • Dedicated chapters and sections on cybersecurity, including the Four Pillars of Cybersecurity.
  • Helps you better manage and lead the organization.

Purchase it online

  • Amazon (COMING SOON)

Hardcover, paperback, and eBook.

Purchase it in your local bookstore

  • Just kidding!
    • You might not even have a local bookstore left!
    • If you do, it probably won't stock this book. After all, how many people walk into a bookstore looking for resources on policies?
    • You found this webpage so you can navigate to Amazon and purchase it there.

Uses for the book

  • Professional reference for policy writers, managers, executives, owners, consultants, attorneys
  • Coursebook for training or learning on policy writing and business management
  • Looks great on a shelf
  • Works OK as a paperweight or door stop (get the hardcover for this purpose because the paperback cover will not hold up as well)
  • In your "go bag" or desert island bookshelf because the red cover can help you signal for help (again, go with hardcover)
  • Insomnia mitigation reading
  • Reading for fun (just kidding! This is a book on policies after all. Though the style is informal and mostly readable).

Details and ISBN

Policies and Procedures for Your Organization: Build solid governance documents on any topic (including cybersecurity)

  • Paperback: ISBN COMING SOON, $9.95
  • eBook: ISBN COMING SOON, $19.95
  • Hardcover: ISBN COMING SOON, $29.95

Table of Contents 

  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgements

Part 1: A foundation for better policies and management

  1. Why policies and how to use this book
  2. The Five Components explained
  3. Internal rules
  4. Mission
  5. External rules
  6. Practice and action
  7. External guidance

Part 2: Document project basics

  1. The ideal documents
  2. Project management basics
  3. Planning, shmanning (no time to plan)
  4. Document project planning basics
  5. People

Part 3: Planning, writing, and finalizing your policies

  1. Document project steps
  2. Analyzing the five for your organization
  3. Writing
  4. Managing the documents
  5. Gaining approval and finalizing
  6. Publication, training, implementation

Part 4:  Cybersecurity policy work

  1. Cybersecurity external rules
  2. Cybersecurity external guidance
  3. Four Pillars of Cybersecurity

Part 5: Use and maintain your new policies

  1. Use, maintain, review, update

Part 6: Conclusion and Resources (Appendix)

  1. Conclusion
  2. Glossary
  3. References and additional reading
  4. Policy checklist
  5. Quick start guide
  6. My journey to write this book
  7. Index

Within the book are over 30 diagrams to help illustrate important points.


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Originally posted 1/6/2024.  Updated 2/14/2024.