Mobile Device Encryption Policy

1. Overview

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.

2. Purpose

This document describes Information Security’s requirements for encrypting data at rest on eCuras mobile devices.

3. Scope

This policy applies to any mobile device issued by eCuras or used for eCuras business, which contains stored data owned by eCuras.

4. Policy

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.

4.1  Laptops

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.

4.3  Keys

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. Policy Compliance

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.

5.2  Exceptions

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

5.3  Non-Compliance

An employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

6. Related Standards, Policies, and Processes

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