Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets offer great flexibility and improved productivity for employees. However, they can also create added risk and potential targets for data loss. As such, their use must be in alignment with appropriate standards, and encryption technology should be used when possible.
This document describes Information Security’s requirements for encrypting data at rest on eCuras mobile devices.
This policy applies to any mobile device issued by eCuras or used for eCuras business, which contains stored data owned by eCuras.
All mobile devices containing stored data owned by eCuras must use an approved encryption method to protect data at rest. Mobile devices are defined to include laptops, PDAs, and cell phones.
Users are expressly forbidden from storing eCuras data on devices that are not issued by eCuras, such as storing eCuras email on a personal cell phone or PDA.
Laptops must employ full disk encryption with an approved software encryption package. No eCuras data may exist on a laptop in plaintext.
4.2 PDAs and Cell phones
Any eCuras data stored on a cell phone or PDA must be saved to an encrypted file system using eCuras-approved software. eCuras shall also employ remote wipe technology to remotely disable and delete any data stored on a eCuras PDA or cell phone, which is reported lost or stolen.
All encryption keys and pass-phrases must meet the complexity requirements described in eCuras’s Password Protection Policy.
4.4 Loss and Theft
The loss or theft of any mobile device containing eCuras data must be reported immediately.
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