Defining cyber security responsibilities and tasks in employment contracts

Critical
High
Normal
Low

The employment contracts specify the responsibilities of the employee and the organization for cyber security.

Contracts should include e.g.:

  • the employee's legal responsibilities and rights, such as those related to copyright or data protection law
  • the employee's responsibility for following the instructions, e.g. related to the use of hardware and data and the classification of information
  • the employee's or temporary employee's responsibility for processing information received from other companies or other parties
  • measures if the employee or temporary worker violates the safety requirements of the organization
  • continuing obligations after termination of employment
Connected other frameworks and requirements:
7.1.2: Terms and conditions of employment
7.3: Termination and change of employment
ISO 27001
7.3.1: Termination or change of employment responsibilities
ISO 27001
PR.DS-5: Data leak protection
NIST CSF
PR.IP-11: Cybersecurity in human resources
NIST CSF

Maintaining confidentiality agreements

Critical
High
Normal
Low

All employees handling confidential information should sign a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement before processing confidential information.

The agreement should include e.g.:

  • clear definition of confidential information
  • the expected duration of the commitment
  • the measures required when the agreement is terminated
  • the responsibilities and measures of the parties to prevent unauthorized disclosure of information
  • ownership of information, trade secrets and intangible assets and how this relates to the protection of confidential information
  • the permitted use of confidential information and the parties rights to use the information
  • the right to inspect and supervise activities involving confidential information
Connected other frameworks and requirements:
T10: Salassapito- ja vaitiolositoumukset
7.1.2: Terms and conditions of employment
7.3: Termination and change of employment
ISO 27001
7.3.1: Termination or change of employment responsibilities
ISO 27001
13.2.4: Confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements
ISO 27001

Reviewing confidentiality agreements

Critical
High
Normal
Low

Confidentiality and non-disclosure requirements are reviewed at regular intervals and whenever changes affecting these requirements occur.

Connected other frameworks and requirements:
7.1.2: Terms and conditions of employment
13.2.4: Confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements
ISO 27001
6.2: Terms and conditions of employment
ISO 27001
6.6: Confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements
ISO 27001
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