Information Security Policies
Create and maintain your enterprise-wide policies with Tandem
Policies and procedures are the primary methods organizations use to define controls. Too often, policies and procedures end up sitting on a desk and collecting dust.
With Tandem Policy Management software, you can maintain a living set of policies that is easily accessible.
Information Security Policies
Use Tandem Policies module to access a complete list of 50+ Information Security policies templates, created by security experts and tailored for your institution through a multiple-choice questionnaire.
In addition to Information Security policies, create your own custom categories (e.g. Lending, Operations, and Human Resources).
While policy language is not provided for custom categories, you can add your existing language and use Tandem’s tracking features.
Tracking & Oversight
Never lose track of a single change. Every time a policy is saved, a version is stored in Tandem for comparing over time and reporting to the board.
Use the revision logs and meeting agendas to make maintenance easy.
Document how, when and who will verify each policy. Then let Tandem generate meeting agendas for each team.
These meeting agendas will always accurately reflect your policies and help ensure items don’t fall through the cracks.
Control who has access to your policies and monitor the changes they make.
Use category specific access roles to ensure users can customize their own policy categories without being able to change other policies.
Acceptable Use Policy Training
Enroll employees in an online technology AUP training course, generated from your policy language.
The online training options allow digital tracking of employees’ acceptance of the institution’s Acceptable Use Policy.
Effortlessly generate consistent and professional documents on the fly to share with your executive team, board of directors, auditors, and examiners.
These customizable documents are available in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF formats.
- Maintain a complete revision history of policies
- Create a revision/approval log
- Use global reporting to generate standardized documents
- Create an unlimited number of policies and categories
- Create tasks, assign them to users, and monitor their status
- Identify gaps with reports
- Add as many user and administrator accounts as needed
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Tandem provides more than 50 common information security policy templates.
The suggested policies are custom to your organization from the start, because their wording is generated from a multiple-choice questionnaire you complete. Each policy includes suggested wording, verification items, related threats and regulatory guidance.
The list of suggested policies includes:
- Change Management Policy
- Core Application Policy
- Electronic Banking (e-Banking) Policy
- Incident Response Policy
- Intrusion Detection and Prevention Policy
- Mobile Devices Policy
- Social Media Policy
- Wireless Network Access Policy
- Remote Access Policy
- Password Management Policy
- Third-Party Secure Application Development Policy
- And over 40 more
Yes. The suggested information security policies are mapped to regulatory guidance for financial institutions (i.e., FFIEC, FDIC, OCC, FRB, and NCUA).
Additionally, Tandem allows you to optionally include references to the following standards:
- COBIT 4.1
- NIST SP800-53
- PCI DSS vs. 3.1
Yes. Tandem offers a Knowledge Base with articles written by Tandem experts.
While you navigate the product you will also find help tips along the way.
Yes. Tandem Support is available 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (CT), Monday through Friday to answer your questions about Tandem application features.
For help with the contents of your information security policies, check out our partners who can provide information security policy consulting.
You are also invited to attend our annual KEYS conference to connect with other users and learn from Tandem experts.
Tandem Support is pleased to offer complimentary training webinars twice a month for our customers, and recordings of those training sessions are available on-demand.
A Knowledge Base is available with articles to help you learn about Tandem. You can stay up-to-date on our latest features by subscribing to our Software Update emails.
Personal training is also available by request for an additional fee.
Yes. Tandem maintains high marks through the following testing: SSAE 18 SOC 1 Type 2, CompTIA Security Trustmark+, internal audits and assessments, quarterly penetration tests.
Security controls include:
- Secure data transmission between your browser and your servers
- Data encrypted at rest using AES-256
- User passwords are hashed and salted
- Datacenter protected by firewall and intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS)
- Redundant Internet connections
- Multifactor authentication options
- Single Sign On (SSO) integration using SAML 2.0
- User activity log
- User access roles/restrictions
Tandem products are delivered via the Internet as Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. Tandem can be accessed from any device with a modern browser. No software installation or special equipment is required.
New features and updates are included with your annual subscription and automatically available. Each new feature is documented in our Software Updates blog.
Yes. Tandem Policies integrate with the Tandem Information Security Risk Assessment product.
By using both modules, policies are easily mapped to threats to remain consistent with risk assessment requirements.
All Tandem products are available under the same secure website.
Yes. With a single login you can manage several companies' policies (requires a subscription for each company).