Communications Equipment Policy

1. Purpose

This document describes requirements for communication equipment security configurations of eCuras.

2. Scope

This policy applies to all communication equipment that is part of the data network of eCuras.

3. Policy

3.1  The security features necessary to minimize risks to communication equipment must be configured in the equipment before it is placed into service. There are two possible roles for the staff that manages the communication equipment: monitoring and administrator. The monitoring role has read-only privileges. The administrator role can change configuration parameters. All issued commands by users will be recorded, and any other security events that may pose a threat to the equipment.

3.2  Local users are not allowed on communication equipment. Everyone must authenticate through the central repository of users using a protocol that reduces the risk of identity theft.

3.3  All information transmitted from the device must be encrypted by a strong encryption algorithm to minimize eavesdropping risks on the communications and man-in-the-middle attacks.

3.4  The events recorded by the communication equipment must be kept in storage media that is subject to a regular backup process. The process of maintaining these backups must ensure that the information is not amended.

3.5  The password of the communication equipment’s administrator user must not be known by anyone on the staff that manages the equipment. Suppose for any reason, it is necessary to make use of the highest administrative privileges within the device. In that case, the staff must file a request to the internal security division, attaching the justification for its use and completing the required forms. The password must then be reset by the highest administrator to maintain security. 

4. Policy Compliance

4.1  Compliance Measurement

The Infosec Team will verify compliance to this policy through various methods, including but not limited to periodic walk-thrus, video monitoring, business tool reports, internal and external audits, and feedback to the policy owner.

42  Exceptions

The Infosec Team must approve any exception to the policy in advance.

4.3  Non-Compliance

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

Table of Content

  1. Acceptable Encryption Policy
  2. Acceptable Use Policy
  3. Clean Desc Policy
  4. Data Breach Response Policy
  5. Disaster Recovery Plan Policy
  6. Digital Signature Acceptance Policy
  7. Email Policy
  8. Ethics Policy
  9. Pandemic Response Planning Policy
  10. Password Construction Guidelines
  11. Password Protection Policy
  12. Security Response Plan Policy
  13. End User Encryption Key Protection Policy
  14. Acquisition Assessment Policy
  15. Bluetooth Baseline Requirements Policy
  16. Remote Access Policy
  17. Remote Access Tools Policy
  18. Router and Switch Security Policy
  19. Wireless Communication Policy
  20. Wireless Communication Standard
  21. Database Credentials Policy
  22. Technology Equipment Disposal Policy
  23. Information Logging Standard
  24. Lab Security Policy
  25. Server Security Policy 
  26. Software Installation Policy
  27. Workstation Security (For HIPAA) Policy
  28. Web Application Security Policy
  29.  Analog/ISDN Line Security Policy
  30. Anti-Virus Guidelines
  31. Server Audit Policy
  32. Automatically Forwarded Email Policy
  33. Communications Equipment Policy
  34. Dial In Access Policy
  35. Extranet Policy
  36. Internet DMZ Equipment Policy
  37. Internet Usage Policy
  38. Mobile Device Encryption Policy
  39. Personal Communication Devices and Voicemail Policy
  40. Removable Media Policy
  41. Risk Assessment Policy
  42. Server Malware Protection Policy
  43. Social Engineering Awareness Policy
  44. DMZ Lab Security Policy
  45. Email Retention Policy
  46. Employee Internet Use Monitoring and Filtering Policy
  47. Lab Anti Virus Policy
  48. Mobile Employee Endpoint Responsibility Policy
  49. Remote Access Mobile Computing Storage
  50. Virtual Private Network Policy