Research sample policies
Familiarize yourself with various templates and sample policies used in the IT field. Do not just copy
another company’s security policy, but rather learn from the best practices of other companies and apply
them to yours. Use these resources to help structure your policies:
● Information Security Policy Templates
● Sample Data Security Policies
● Additional Examples and Tips
With the description of the business environment (the fictional company that has opened in a shopping
mall) in mind and your policy review and research complete, create a new security strategy in the format
of a company memo (no less than three to five pages) in which you do the following:
1. Describe the business environment and identify the risk and reasoning
Provide a brief description of all the important areas of the business environment that you’ve
discovered in your research. Be sure to identify the reasons that prompted the need to create a
2. Assemble a security policy
Assemble a security policy or policies for this business. Using the memo outline as a guide,
collect industry-specific and quality best practices. In your own words, formulate your fictional
company’s security policy or policies. You may use online resources, the Strayer Library, or other
industry-related resources such as the National Security Agency (NSA) and Network World. In a
few brief sentences, provide specific information on how your policy will support the business’
3. Develop standards
Develop the standards that will describe the requirements of a given activity related to the policy.
Standards are the in-depth details of the security policy or policies for a business.
4. Develop practices
Develop the practices that will be used to ensure the business enforces what is stated in the
security policy or policies and standards.
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
• This course is designed to prepare you for a career in IT. While most Strayer University courses
require APA (essay) format, this course focuses on writing in a business format. Review this
resource to learn more about the important features of business writing: The One Unbreakable
Rule in Business Writing.
● You may use the provided memo outline as a guide for this assignment, or you may use your
own. Get creative and be original! (You should not just copy a memo from another source.) Adapt
the strategy you create to your “company” specifically. In the workplace, it will be important to use
company standard documents for this type of communication.
● Do not cut and paste someone else’s strategy. Plagiarism detection software will be used to
evaluate your submissions.