Imagine a time, place, or organization that operates without a specific procedure to guide the direction of its purpose and outcome. Not only is it hard to imagine, we are more likely to realize a descriptive state of chaos.
By definition, a procedure involves a “particular course of action intended to achieve a result.” Procedures may be loosely or dogmatically applied, but procedures provide a binding web that holds it all together.
Why are these procedures critical? They tend to be constant.
Procedures remind us of the foundational basics that provide the backbone of security.
We also find a greater level of clarity through procedures.