The process of integrating a newly acquired company can have a drastic impact on the security poster of either the parent company or the child company. The network and security infrastructure of both entities may vary greatly, and the workforce of the new company may have a drastically different culture and tolerance to openness. The goal of the security acquisition assessment and integration process should include:
The purpose of this policy is to establish Infosec responsibilities regarding corporate acquisitions and define the minimum security requirements of an Infosec acquisition assessment.
This policy applies to all companies acquired by eCuras. It pertains to all systems, networks, laboratories, test equipment, hardware, software, and firmware, owned and/or operated by the acquired company.
Acquisition assessments are conducted to ensure that a company being acquired by eCuras does not pose a security risk to corporate networks, internal systems, and/or confidential/sensitive information. The Infosec Team will provide personnel to serve as active members of the acquisition team throughout the entire acquisition process. Infosec role is to detect and evaluate information security risk, develop a remediation plan with the affected parties for the identified risk, and work with the acquisitions team to implement solutions for any identified security risks, before allowing connectivity to eCuras’s networks. Below are the minimum requirements that the acquired company must meet before being connected to the eCuras network.
126.96.36.199 All hosts (servers, desktops, laptops) will be replaced or re-imaged with a eCuras standard image or required to adopt the minimum standards for end-user devices.
188.8.131.52 Business-critical production servers that cannot be replaced or re-imaged must be audited and a waiver granted by Infosec.
184.108.40.206 All PC based hosts will require eCuras approved virus protection before the network connection.
220.127.116.11 All network devices will be replaced or re-imaged with a eCuras standard image.
18.104.22.168 Wireless network access points will be configured to the eCuras standard.
22.214.171.124 All Internet connections will be terminated.
126.96.36.199 When justified by business requirements, air-gapped Internet connections require Infosec review and approval.
4.2.4 Remote Access
188.8.131.52 All remote access connections will be terminated.
184.108.40.206 Remote access to the production network will be provided by eCuras.
220.127.116.11 Lab equipment must be physically separated and secured from non-lab areas.
18.104.22.168 The lab network must be separated from the corporate production network with a firewall between the two networks.
22.214.171.124 Any direct network connections (including analog lines, ISDN lines, T1, etc.) to external customers, partners, etc., must be reviewed and approved by the Lab Security Group (LabSec).
126.96.36.199 All acquired labs must meet with LabSec lab policy or be granted a waiver by Labtec.
188.8.131.52 In the event the acquired networks and computer systems being connected to the corporate network fail to meet these requirements, the eCuras Chief Information Officer (CIO) must acknowledge and approve of the risk to eCuras’s networks.
5.1 Compliance Measurement
The Infosec team will verify compliance with this policy through various methods, including but not limited to business tool reports, internal and external audits, and feedback to the policy owner.
The Infosec team must approve any exception to the policy in advance.
An employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Revised: March 14th, 2018