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Big Sky's Insider, August Edition

Ever wonder how some companies seem able to pull off large-scale changes and rapid growth so smoothly? While some security departments struggle to adapt to changing technologies, emerging threats, and new policies and procedures, the pros know that Standard Operating Procedures are the foundation beneath any internal security program looking to become best-in-class. Whether you're building your SOPs from the ground up, or simply looking to refine your existing processes, the resources we've curated this month will have you running a tight ship in no time.

SOP.jpg Improve Your Processes By Writing Them Down
Who should use SOPs? Why are they important? How do you create them? If you've ever asked these questions, we've got you covered. Scroll to the bottom of the post for a free, downloadable checklist to get you started.
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pencils.jpg 5 Details That Make All The Difference
So you've got an SOP; now what? These five steps are often overlooked, but crucial in ensuring that you are getting the most out of your standard operating procedures.
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146H.jpg Think Beyond the Day-to-Day
SOPs implemented in daily operations can go a long way towards helping you reach your long-term goals. But what about during those once-in-a-blue-moon, worst case scenario situations? Think through these eight steps for disaster recovery and you'll be prepared for whatever comes your way.
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BA9AFFE0BF-1.jpg 5 Tips for Rebuilding Information Security Processes
Have you tried unsuccessfully to implement new security procedures and processes within your organization? Not only will these tips help increase stakeholder buy-in, but they'll make your SOPs more effective as well.
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YF7YOYCMKN.jpg Use Standardization to Spark Innovation
Think standardization is the death of creativity and growth? Think again! These case studies cover companies that managed to become best-in-class and foster a spirit of innovation by developing and refining their SOPs.
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P.S. If you've been following Big Sky's blog, you've probably read about insider threat. But where do SOPs and insider threat intersect? This podcast from National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College explains.

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