RE: IT Security Policy & Procedures Manual

Subject: RE: IT Security Policy & Procedures Manual
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 09:00:46 -0500

Some things to add:

Restriction of physical access to IT equipment areas
(server rooms, etc.)

Requirement for users installing (with permission)
specialty software and one-of-a-kind software to
"escrow" the installation media AND any activation
codes with IT dept.

Requirement for each computer user to refrain from
altering the Administrator or Root account on their
machines (so that IT personnel can get access to fix,
upgrade, etc.).

Password rules, including:
- change intervals
- minimum length of passwords
- minimum requirements for mixed characters
- penalties for being caught with your password
taped to the inside of your desk drawer or under
your mousepad...

If your company allows/encourages Remote Access, then
you'll need a whole slew of procedures and rules to
cover that.

Also rules for safeguarding company info on home PCs
that are used to connect to the office.

Also rules for safeguarding company info on laptops
that are carried home or on business trips.


/kevin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dick Margulis [mailto:margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net]
> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 7:52 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: IT Security Policy & Procedures Manual
>
>
> Merv,
>
> This topic just came up today, coincidentally. If you are
> aiming for a comprehensive policy, you want to include an
> agreement/acknowledgment that all employees sign and that
> specifies proscribed behaviors.
>
> The range of behaviors you have to address includes, but is
> not limited to:
>
> What software it is permissible to install on a
> company-provided computer, along with related licensing issues

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