Security policy

Sample clean desk policy

Clean desk

This clean desk policy comes from a company with approximately 2,000 employees that offers human resource and administrative services to companies looking to outsources those functions. The document explains the security implications on a not-clean desk and outlines the employee's responsibilities.

You are free to use or adapt this sample policy, which was contributed by the security community, for use in your own organization (but not for re-publication or for-profit use).

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