The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for Remote Access IPSec or L2TP Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections to the eCuras corporate network.
This policy applies to all eCuras employees, contractors, consultants, temporaries, and other workers, including all personnel affiliated with third parties utilizing VPNs to access the eCuras network. This policy applies to implementations of VPN that are directed through an IPSec Concentrator.
Approved eCuras employees and authorized third parties (customers, vendors, etc.) may utilize the benefits of VPNs, which are a “user-managed” service. This means that the user is responsible for selecting an Internet Service Provider (ISP), coordinating installation, installing any required software, and paying associated fees. Further details may be found in the Remote Access Policy.
- It is the responsibility of employees with VPN privileges to ensure that unauthorized users are not allowed access to eCuras internal networks.
- VPN use is controlled using either a one-time password authentication such as a token device or a public/private key system with a strong passphrase.
- When actively connected to the corporate network, VPNs will force all traffic to and from the PC over the VPN tunnel: all other traffic will be dropped.
- Dual (split) tunneling is NOT permitted; only one network connection is allowed.
- VPN gateways will be set up and managed by eCuras network operational groups.
- All computers connected to eCuras internal networks via VPN or any other technology must use the most up-to-date anti-virus software that is the corporate standard (provide URL to this software); this includes personal computers.
- VPN users will be automatically disconnected from eCuras’s network after thirty minutes of inactivity. The user must then login again to reconnect to the network. Pings or other artificial network processes are not to be used to keep the connection open.
- The VPN concentrator is limited to an absolute connection time of 24 hours.
- Users of computers that are not eCuras-owned equipment must configure the equipment to comply with eCuras’s VPN and Network policies.
- Only Infosec-approved VPN clients may be used.
- By using VPN technology with personal equipment, users must understand that their machines are a de facto extension of eCuras’s network, and as such are subject to the same rules and regulations that apply to eCuras-owned equipment, i.e., their machines must be configured to comply with Infosec’s Security Policies.
5. Policy Compliance
5.1 Compliance Measurement
The Infosec team will verify compliance with 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.
6. Related Standards, Policies, and Processes
Table of Content
- Acceptable Encryption Policy
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Clean Desc Policy
- Data Breach Response Policy
- Disaster Recovery Plan Policy
- Digital Signature Acceptance Policy
- Email Policy
- Ethics Policy
- Pandemic Response Planning Policy
- Password Construction Guidelines
- Password Protection Policy
- Security Response Plan Policy
- End User Encryption Key Protection Policy
- Acquisition Assessment Policy
- Bluetooth Baseline Requirements Policy
- Remote Access Policy
- Remote Access Tools Policy
- Router and Switch Security Policy
- Wireless Communication Policy
- Wireless Communication Standard
- Database Credentials Policy
- Technology Equipment Disposal Policy
- Information Logging Standard
- Lab Security Policy
- Server Security Policy
- Software Installation Policy
- Workstation Security (For HIPAA) Policy
- Web Application Security Policy
- Analog/ISDN Line Security Policy
- Anti-Virus Guidelines
- Server Audit Policy
- Automatically Forwarded Email Policy
- Communications Equipment Policy
- Dial In Access Policy
- Extranet Policy
- Internet DMZ Equipment Policy
- Internet Usage Policy
- Mobile Device Encryption Policy
- Personal Communication Devices and Voicemail Policy
- Removable Media Policy
- Risk Assessment Policy
- Server Malware Protection Policy
- Social Engineering Awareness Policy
- DMZ Lab Security Policy
- Email Retention Policy
- Employee Internet Use Monitoring and Filtering Policy
- Lab Anti Virus Policy
- Mobile Employee Endpoint Responsibility Policy
- Remote Access Mobile Computing Storage
- Virtual Private Network Policy