Security Administrator Handbook

One of the responsibilities of a Security Administrator is to create  and document policies that protect the organization and guide users to  making smart decisions. In this assignment you will build a handbook  that can be used for such a purpose. The NIST’s Special Publications  Website, a government operated Website, provides several documents for you to review in order to see examples that may be helpful to start this  assignment (
Other helpful Websites for this assignment include: (

TechRepublic (


Write a  twelve to eighteen (12-18) page Security Administrator’s handbook  including policies tailored to your work environment or for a business  environment with which you are familiar. You may select a fictitious  name for your organization for the purpose of this paper. Do not  duplicate your company’s existing handbook. Create your own unique work  based on what you have learned in this course. There will be two (2)  major sections of the handbook: Main Body and Policies.

Section 1: Main Body

In four to six (4-6) pages total, develop the basic procedures and  guidelines that the organization must address to properly secure its  corporate network and information assets in the followings seven (7)  items:

Network Architecture and Security Considerations

Wireless Security

Remote Access Security

Laptop and Removable Media Security

Vulnerability and Penetration Testing

Physical Security

Guidelines for Reviewing and Changing Policies

Section 2: Policies
Develop the policies section of the handbook and include two to three  (2-3) pages for each policy in which you define the policies used by  the organization identifying the unique requirements of your industry.  It must include, at a minimum, the following four (4) security policies:

Acceptable Use Policy

Password Policy

Incident Response Policy

User Awareness and Training Policy

To organize your policies and to give your policies structure, follow this sequential format:

Policy Statement




Procedures and Guidelines


Review and Change Management

Use  at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia  and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be  typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with  one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or  school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional  instructions.

Include a cover page containing the title of the  assignment, the title of the company and industry, the student’s name,  the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and  the reference page are not included in the required page length.


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