Some small organizations cannot expend the resources to obtain expert cybersecurity help, and that is one reason I provide many free resources on this website, including a free cybersecurity policy.
There is a large cybersecurity gap between large organizations and small (and even mid-size) organizations.
Large organizations have in-house lawyers and full time information security and information technology professionals. They are aware of and advise on legal requirements regarding cybersecurity, privacy, and data breach notification, and can help implement solutions.
In contrast, small and mid-sized organizations may not have anyone on staff with knowledge of these issues, and thus may be unaware of the risks, or reluctant to hire specialized help, or devote time to the issues.
This free cybersecurity policy is for small organizations that cannot afford expert cybersecurity services or customized documentation.
This cannot replace qualified, paid, expertise but it is a start. This is a helpful policy that -- if properly implemented and followed -- can protect from cybercrime and help with legal compliance.
Policy Section 8, updated 4/19/2023
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Posted July 2021. Updated 4/19/2023.