Corporate security policy foundations – a framework for better results

An introduction to corporate security policies: what they are, why they exist and how you use them.


  • Introduction to Corporate Security Policies Video — 00:11:18
    • Welcome to Corporate Security Policies! An introduction to the path and your instructor.

  • What are security policies and why do we need them? Video — 00:13:03
    • John introduces security policies and other governance documents and discussed why they are so important.

  • Rules introduced: Let’s talk about what they are in general Video — 00:13:56
    • Security policies are rules. Let’s explore the types of rules we encounter in life and cybersecurity.

  • Internal rules introduced: Organization policies, procedures and more Video — 00:11:57
    • Organizations create rules for themselves and their employees. Let’s talk about that.

  • Rethinking the rules pyramid as a platform Video — 00:12:59
    • John discusses his opinion that the rules platform is a more helpful analogy than the “rules pyramid” concept.

  • Three platforms plus a fourth to build our policies Video — 00:09:32
    • John discusses Bandler’s Three Platforms to Connect for compliance, plus the fourth platform of business mission and needs.

  • Planning our policies and internal rules conceptually Video — 00:10:03
    • We discuss conceptual components that go into planning our security policies, our organization’s internal rules. These include law, frameworks, business needs and action.

  • Building internal rules conceptually Video — 00:15:44
    • Now let’s think about an analogy to build and update our security policies. We see more why the “rules platform” concept is really helpful.

  • Effective governance documents look like this Video — 00:15:55
    • We talk about what effective policies, standards and procedures should look like.

  • The people who write, read and approve security policies Video — 00:15:53
    • We introduce this thing called humans and consider what they are and do regarding our cybersecurity governance documents.

  • Policy knowledge and skills introduced Video — 00:07:14
    • We quickly outline important knowledge and skills for creating and updating good policies and remind you that you can improve any and all of these skills.

  • Summary Video — 00:05:54
    • JB wraps it up!

  • Corporate Security Policies course 1 assessment Assessment — 8 questions — 00:04:00


Course description

Every organization needs cybersecurity policies and other documents to help define and manage their cybersecurity program, protect them from cybercrime and comply with legal requirements. There is no need to dread working on policies and procedures! They are essential documents and can be rewarding projects for both organization and individuals. In Course 1, we lay a framework for thinking about policies and other governance documents and how they fit into governance, management, protection and legal compliance.

Meet the author

John Bandler is a lawyer, consultant, speaker, teacher, and author in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime, privacy, investigations, and more. He is the founder of Bandler Law Firm PLLC and Bandler Group LLC, legal and consulting practices that help organizations and individuals with cybersecurity, the prevention and investigation of cybercrime, privacy, compliance, risk management, and governance. John has expertise in many subjects, holds a number of certifications, and is a prolific writer and speaker. His first book is Cybersecurity for the Home and Office, his second book is Cybercrime Investigations, an extensive resource regarding the law, technology, process, and skills regarding the investigation of cybercrime. John has authored articles on a range of topics and teaches professionals and students at the undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. Before entering private practice, John served in government as an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he investigated and prosecuted criminal offenses ranging from cybercrime, virtual currency money laundering, and traditional street crimes and frauds. Prior to that, he served as a state trooper in the New York State Police providing full police services to the local community.

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