IT Security Policy

1. Introduction

Balanita Private Limited is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its information assets and ensuring the security of its IT infrastructure. This IT Security Policy outlines the principles, guidelines, and procedures for safeguarding Balanita’s systems, networks, and data against unauthorized access, misuse, and security threats.

2. Policy Objective

The objective of this policy is to establish a framework for IT security governance, risk management, and compliance to protect Balanita’s information assets from security breaches, cyber attacks, and data breaches. This policy aims to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets, maintain compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and promote a culture of security awareness throughout the organization.

3. Scope and Applicability

This policy applies to all employees, contractors, vendors, and third-party service providers who have access to Balanita’s IT systems, networks, and data. It encompasses all information assets, including but not limited to electronic data, hardware, software, and communication networks owned or operated by Balanita.

4. Roles and Responsibilities

  • Senior Management: Responsible for setting the strategic direction and priorities for IT security, allocating resources, and promoting a culture of security awareness.
  • IT Administrators: Responsible for implementing and maintaining IT security controls, monitoring security incidents, and enforcing security policies and procedures.
  • Employees: Responsible for adhering to IT security policies and procedures, reporting security incidents, and participating in security awareness training.

5. Security Governance and Compliance

  • Balanita shall establish an IT security governance framework to oversee security-related activities, including policy development, risk management, and compliance monitoring.
  • Compliance with this policy shall be mandatory for all employees and stakeholders, and non-compliance may result in disciplinary action.

6. Risk Management

  • Balanita shall conduct regular risk assessments to identify and assess IT security risks, prioritize risk mitigation efforts, and monitor the effectiveness of risk controls.
  • Risk treatment plans shall be developed and implemented to address identified risks, with a focus on minimizing the impact of potential security incidents.

7. Access Control and User Management

  • Access to Balanita’s IT systems, applications, and data shall be restricted based on the principle of least privilege, ensuring that users have only the access necessary to perform their job functions.
  • User access shall be managed through user authentication mechanisms, such as passwords, biometrics, or multi-factor authentication, and access rights shall be reviewed regularly to ensure appropriateness.

8. Network Security

  • Balanita shall implement robust network security controls, including firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS), and encryption protocols, to protect against unauthorized access and network-based threats.
  • Network segmentation shall be used to isolate sensitive data and critical systems from untrusted networks and devices.

9. Data Protection and Privacy

  • Balanita shall establish procedures for protecting sensitive data, including encryption, data masking, and access controls, to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data.
  • Data handling practices shall comply with applicable data protection laws and regulations, and privacy impact assessments shall be conducted for new systems or processes involving the processing of personal data.

10. Endpoint Security

  • Balanita shall implement endpoint security measures, including antivirus software, endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions, and device encryption, to protect against malware, unauthorized access, and data breaches.
  • Employees shall be responsible for securing their endpoints and reporting any security incidents or vulnerabilities to the IT department promptly.

11. Incident Response and Management

  • Balanita shall maintain an incident response plan outlining procedures for detecting, reporting, and responding to security incidents and data breaches.
  • The incident response team shall be responsible for coordinating response efforts, conducting investigations, and implementing corrective actions to mitigate the impact of security incidents.

12. Security Awareness and Training

  • Balanita shall provide regular security awareness training to employees to educate them about common security threats, best practices, and their role in safeguarding information assets.
  • Security awareness campaigns, phishing simulations, and training sessions shall be conducted periodically to reinforce security awareness and promote a culture of security throughout the organization.

13. Physical Security

  • Balanita shall implement physical security controls, such as access control systems, surveillance cameras, and visitor management procedures, to protect its premises, facilities, and equipment from unauthorized access, theft, and damage.
  • Employees shall be responsible for maintaining the security of physical assets and reporting any security incidents or breaches to the appropriate authorities.

14. Vendor and Third-Party Security

  • Balanita shall establish security requirements for vendors, suppliers, and third-party service providers to ensure the protection of its information assets.
  • Third-party security assessments shall be conducted to evaluate the security posture of vendors and ensure compliance with Balanita’s security standards and requirements.

15. Compliance Monitoring and Auditing

  • Balanita shall monitor compliance with this IT Security Policy through regular security assessments, audits, and reviews.
  • Any non-compliance with this policy shall be addressed through appropriate corrective actions, including remediation measures and disciplinary actions if necessary.

16. Policy Review and Updates

  • This IT Security Policy shall be reviewed and updated regularly to reflect changes in the threat landscape, technology advancements, and regulatory requirements.
  • Policy updates shall be communicated to all employees and stakeholders, and employees shall be required to acknowledge their understanding and compliance with the updated policy.

17. Policy Acknowledgement

All employees, contractors, vendors, and third-party service providers shall be required to acknowledge their understanding of and compliance with this IT Security Policy annually or upon joining Balanita. Failure to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or contract.


By adhering to the principles and guidelines outlined in this IT Security Policy, Balanita Private Limited demonstrates its commitment to protecting its information assets, minimizing security risks, and maintaining the trust and confidence of its stakeholders. This policy serves as a foundation for establishing a robust IT security posture and promoting a culture of security awareness throughout the organization.


Update: 23-January-2024