Establishing cyber directives (policies) is challenging. On one hand, the language must be chosen not too specific for flexibility but on contrary too loose will be difficult to enforce practically.

The bottom line is to establish organization specific directive per its line of business based on commonly recognized best practices and industry regulations (e.g. CIP, PCIDSS, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR). Over time, regular review among stake holders is required to fine tune the language based on experience of adoption to address any limitations. And this regular review process shall also be specified in the directive itself as part of the compliance.

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