Wireless Communication Policy

1. Overview

With SmartPhones and Tablets’ mass explosion, pervasive wireless connectivity is almost a given at any organization.  Insecure wireless configuration can provide an easy-open door for malicious threat actors. 

2. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to secure and protect the information assets owned by eCuras. eCuras provides computer devices, networks, and other electronic information systems to meet missions, goals, and initiatives. eCuras grants access to these resources as a privilege and must manage them responsibly to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all information assets.

This policy specifies the conditions that wireless infrastructure devices must satisfy to connect to the eCuras network. Only those wireless infrastructure devices that meet the standards set in this policy or are granted an exception by the Information Security Department are approved for connectivity to a eCuras network.

3. Scope

All employees, contractors, consultants, temporary and other workers at eCuras, including all personnel affiliated with third parties that maintain a wireless infrastructure device on behalf of eCuras must adhere to this policy. This policy applies to all wireless infrastructure devices that connect to a eCuras network or reside on a eCuras site that provides wireless connectivity to endpoint devices, including but not limited to laptops, desktops, cellular phones, and tablets. This includes any form of wireless communication device capable of transmitting packet data. 

4. Policy

4.1 General Requirements

All wireless infrastructure devices that reside at a eCuras site and connect to a eCuras network, or provide access to information classified as eCuras Confidential, or above must: 

4.2 Lab and Isolated Wireless Device Requirements

All lab wireless infrastructure devices that provide access to eCuras Confidential or above must adhere to section 4.1 above. Lab and isolated wireless devices that do not provide general network connectivity to the eCuras network must:  

4.3 Home Wireless Device Requirements

4.3.1 Wireless infrastructure devices that provide direct access to the eCuras corporate network must conform to the Home Wireless Device Requirements as detailed in the Wireless Communication Standard. 

4.3.2 Wireless infrastructure devices that fail to conform to the Home Wireless Device Requirements must be installed in a manner that prohibits direct access to the eCuras corporate network. Access to the eCuras corporate network through this device must use standard remote access authentication.

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. 

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