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Allari: Wireless Communication Policy

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Allari:  Wireless Communication Policy
  1. Overview
    With the mass explosion of Smart Phones and Tablets, 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 Allari. Allari provides computer devices, networks, and other electronic information systems to meet missions, goals, and initiatives. Allari 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 Allari 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 Allari network.
  3. Scope
    All employees, contractors, consultants, temporary and other workers at Allari, including all personnel affiliated with third parties that maintain a wireless infrastructure device on behalf of Allari must adhere to this policy. This policy applies to all wireless infrastructure devices that connect to a Allari network or reside on a Allari 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.
  4. Policy
    1. General Requirements
      All wireless infrastructure devices that reside at an Allari site and connect to an Allari network, or provide access to information classified as Allari 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 Allari approved authentication protocols and infrastructure.
      • Use Allari 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.
    2. Lab and Isolated Wireless Device Requirements
      All lab wireless infrastructure devices that provide access to Allari Confidential or above, must adhere to section 4.1 above. Lab and isolated wireless devices that do not provide general network connectivity to the Allari network must:
      • Be isolated from the corporate network (that is it must not provide any corporate connectivity).
      • Not interfere with wireless access deployments maintained by other support organizations.
    3. Home Wireless Device Requirements
      1. Wireless infrastructure devices that provide direct access to the Allari corporate network, must conform to the Home Wireless Device Requirements as detailed in the Wireless Communication Standard.
      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 Allari corporate network. Access to the Allari corporate network through this device must use standard remote access authentication.
  5. Policy Compliance
    1. Compliance Measurement
      The Infosec team will verify compliance to 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.
    2. Exceptions
      Any exception to the policy must be approved by the Infosec Team in advance.
    3. Non-Compliance
      An employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Related Standards, Policies and Processes
  6. Related Standards, Policies & Processes
    Wireless Communication Standard

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