The purpose of this policy is to secure and protect the information assets owned by XXX. XXX provides computer devices, networks, and other electronic information systems to meet missions, goals, and initiatives. XXX 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 XXX network. Only those wireless infrastructure devices that meet the standards specified in this policy or are granted an exception by the Information Security Department are approved for connectivity to a XXX network.
All employees, contractors, consultants, temporary and other workers at XXX, including all personnel affiliated with third parties that maintain a wireless infrastructure device on behalf of XXX must adhere to this policy. This policy applies to all wireless infrastructure devices that connect to a XXX network or reside on a XXX site that provide 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.
3.1 General Requirements
All wireless infrastructure devices that reside at a XXX site and connect to a XXX network, or provide access to information classified as XXX Confidential, or above must:
- Abide by the standards specified in the Wireless Communication Standard.
- Be installed, supported, and maintained by an approved support team.
- Use XXX approved authentication protocols and infrastructure.
- Use XXX approved encryption protocols.
- Maintain a hardware address (MAC address) that can be registered and tracked.
- Not interfere with wireless access deployments maintained by other support organizations.
3 .2 Lab and Isolated Wireless Device Requirements
All lab wireless infrastructure devices that provide access to XXX Confidential or above, must adhere to section 4.1 above. Lab and isolated wireless devices that do not provide general network connectivity to the XXX network must:
4.2.1 Be isolated from the corporate network (that is it must not provide any corporate connectivity) and comply with the Lab Security Policy.
4.2.2 Not interfere with wireless access deployments maintained by other support organizations.
3.3 Home Wireless Device Requirements
4.3.1 Wireless infrastructure devices that provide direct access to the XXX 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 XXX corporate network. Access to the XXX corporate network through this device must use standard remote access authentication.
4. Wireless Communication Standard
4.1 General Requirements
All wireless infrastructure devices that connect to a network or provide access to Confidential, Highly Confidential, or Restricted information must:
1 Use Extensible Authentication Protocol-Fast Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST), Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP), or Extensible Authentication Protocol-Translation Layer Security (EAP-TLS) as the authentication protocol.
2 Use Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) or Advanced Encryption System (AES) protocols with a minimum key length of 128 bits.
3 All Bluetooth devices must use Secure Simple Pairing with encryption enabled.
4.2 Lab and Isolated Wireless Device Requirements
1 Lab device Service Set Identifier (SSID) must be different from production device SSID.
2 Broadcast of lab device SSID must be disabled.
4.3 Home Wireless Device Requirements
All home wireless infrastructure devices that provide direct access to a network, such as those behind Enterprise Teleworker (ECT) or hardware VPN, must adhere to the following:
1 Enable WiFi Protected Access Pre-shared Key (WPA-PSK), EAP-FAST, PEAP, or EAP-TLS
2 When enabling WPA-PSK, configure a complex shared secret key (at least 20 characters) on the wireless client and the wireless access point
3 Disable broadcast of SSID
4 Change the default SSID name
5 Change the default login and password
5.1 Compliance Measurement
The Infosec team will verify compliance to this policy through various methods, including but not limited to, business tool reports, internal and external audits, and feedback to the policy owner.
Any exception to the policy must be approved by the Infosec team in advance.
An employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.