This document describes requirements for communication equipment security configurations of eCuras.
This policy applies to all communication equipment that is part of the data network of eCuras.
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.
4.1 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.
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