We are also looking into creating a security policy for our college. I would be interested in seeing how others are going about forming their's. The big issues we have are the future implementation of a firewall, the ability for users to install/remove software from workstations, passwords and remote access to electronic resources (i.e. use of VPNs). Our main goal is to layout a general plan of what we want to do, without being to specific, that way we can use it as a guide and also to back up our decisions.
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>>> Oscar Castaneda <[log in to unmask]> 03/17/04 05:32PM >>>
We are in the process of writing a document, or a series of documents on
that line. It would be great for me to collaborate with somebody else on
Willson, Jim wrote:
>No, I'm referring to what our "security policy" is for the college. For
>example, password expirations and length, what ports will/won't be
>allowed through, etc.
>On Wednesday 17 March 2004 03:54 pm, Willson, Jim wrote:
>>Fellow network administrators:
>>We are in the process of planning and implementing a firewall at our
>>college. An important first step is to write a supporting policy for
>>such a system, and then have it approved by our college's governing
>>As there are other units out there that are also working on
>>implementing firewalls and other security measures, I would like to
>>take this opportunity to collaborate with those of you interested in
>>developing policies like this to help protect and secure our networks.
>>Does anyone out there already have a security policy in place that
>>addresses these issues? Would you be willing to share it with me
>>and/or the group?
>>Is anyone interested in collaborating in the writing of a network
>>security policy for use at the college/unit level?
>>Information Technology Services
>>Broad College of Business
>>Michigan State University
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