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Developing a Security Standardization Plan
Security standardization is a process of ensuring that all employees of an organization or business understand the need to follow the same security policies and regulations. This practice can help control any security risks in a specific site. However, it can be an expensive process, so any budgeting restraints must be taken into account. On the plus side, if everybody adheres to the policy, it can lower maintenance costs and having to fix any breaches.
Inspiration from the IT Industry
An industry in which security is of the utmost importance is that of IT, and it has readily adapted security standardization principles. Other multinational businesses who need to roll out their security protocols on a global scale can learn from the IT industry's forward-thinking. It will require a detailed level of project management, particularly if there are many stakeholders involved.
Using a Tested Approach
One of the main constraints of security standardization is the need for transparency throughout the process. Best practices can be researched that have already been tried and tested with positive results. A robust delivery framework needs to be developed, and the timeframe and budget strictly adhered to. The rollout can be divided into more manageable phases, with specific tasks and responsibilities released one at a time. The stakeholders must sign off each stage before moving on to the next one. Security standardization is a complex, time-consuming process and requires careful project management to minimize any risks.