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Allari: Wireless Communication Standard Policy

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Allari:  Wireless Communication Standard Policy
  1. Overview
    See Purpose.
  2. Purpose
    This standard specifies the technical requirements that wireless infrastructure devices must satisfy to connect to an Allari network. Only those wireless infrastructure devices that meet the requirements specified in this standard or are granted an exception by the InfoSec Team are approved for connectivity to a Allari network.

    Network devices including, but not limited to, hubs, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access devices, modems, or wireless access points, must be installed, supported, and maintained by an Information Security (Infosec) approved support organization. Lab network devices must comply with the Lab Security Policy.
  3. Scope
    All employees, contractors, consultants, temporary and other workers at Allari and its subsidiaries, including all personnel that maintain a wireless infrastructure device on behalf of Allari, must comply with this standard. This standard applies to wireless devices that make a connection the network and all wireless infrastructure devices that provide wireless connectivity to the network. Infosec must approve exceptions to this standard in advance.
  4. Standard
    1. General Requirements
      All wireless infrastructure devices that connect to an Allari network or provide access to Allari Confidential, Allari Highly Confidential, or Allari Restricted information must: 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. Use Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) or Advanced Encryption System (AES) protocols with a minimum key length of 128 bits. All Bluetooth devices must use Secure Simple Pairing with encryption enabled.
    2. Lab and Isolated Wireless Device Requirements
      Lab device Service Set Identifier (SSID) must be different from Allari production device SSID. Broadcast of lab device SSID must be disabled.
    3. Home Wireless Device Requirements
      All home wireless infrastructure devices that provide direct access to a Allari network, such as those behind Enterprise Teleworker (ECT) or hardware VPN, must adhere to the following: Enable WiFi Protected Access Pre-shared Key (WPA-PSK), EAP-FAST, PEAP, or EAP-TLS When enabling WPA-PSK, configure a complex shared secret key (at least 20 characters) on the wireless client and the wireless access point Disable broadcast of SSID Change the default SSID name Change the default login and password
  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
      • Lab Security Policy
  6. Definitions and Terms
    The following definition and terms can be found in the SANS Glossary located at:
    1. https://www.sans.org/security-resources/glossary-of-terms/
      • AES
      • EAP-FAST
      • EAP-TLS
      • PEAP
      • SSID
      • TKIP
      • WPA-PSK

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