Questions tagged [corporate-policy]

A set of rules for employees of a corporation related to the use of information technology equipment and systems.

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How Should a Midsized Startup Approach Information Security and Compliance?

The situation: An established SaaS startup with <100 employees, a large development team and several self taught networks engineers. Our business involves handling both PII and payment data. As we'...
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What is the best practice when corporate network is overwriting SSL certificates?

The company I work at has started to overwrite SSL certificates with their own self issued one so that they can monitor traffic to the internet more closely. They also installed the corresponding CA ...
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Corporate penetration testing/phishing [closed]

If a company employs a security company to 'hack' into their systems and agrees to allow this security company to send fake phishing emails to employees... ...is that company (or the security company)...
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Pin change policy for RSA SecurID

My company permits remote access with authentication that includes: username password/phrase (20+ characters) User selected PIN + RSA SecurID token code Our passwords are required to be changed ...
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Difference between cyber security and information security?

What is the difference between an IT security policy, an information security policy and a cyber security policy?
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How does a network admin block the reverse SSH in company?

Given firewall inbound: all are blocked outbound: allow port 80, 443 Problem colleagues are still able to ssh to home device by port 80/443, and establish a reverse ssh tunnel from company to home, ...
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Why do we trust organizations that certificate ISO 27001?

I've been asked why do we trust organizations that certifies ISO 27001? From where did they get the authority and recognition to be able to certify ISO 27001? For example, I can start a certification ...
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forwarding company email to a contractor's email address

We use contractors from out of state and from other countries. An Active Directory account is created, which creates an Exchange email account. We forward email from the Exchange email address to a ...
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Possible for Lync (Skype for Business) to adopt Activesync-style policies?

My compliance manager recently told me that Lync IMs should be treated as e-mail for compliance purposes. This also made me realize that our other email policies (encrypted device, pin required, etc)...
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Is there a term for over-zealous security policies? [closed]

I work for a company that deals with medical data, so we must comply with HIPAA as well as our desire for plain old corporate security. However, our ops team is quite zealous about the extent to ...
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ISO 27001 structure and granularity of the content

I'm new to ISO 27001 and my goal is to come up with an ISMS policy for an mid-size organisation. As I did not purchase the standards, I went to read up advisera's articles and went through their free ...
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Is implementing an SSL proxy server considered a good practice?

There are many questions on this site from users finding out that their employer has a certificate proxy in place, essentially implementing a man-in-the-middle attack so that all traffic is able to be ...
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Can a website's privacy policy be made more effective by incorporating it into company bylaws?

I'm concerned primarily about the US, but also UK and Germany. Is there any way to give a privacy policy greater trust, and more effectiveness, by somehow binding it to a company's bylaws with the ...
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How does the use of Microsoft-branded Azure products affect my privacy policy?

I have an existing on premise infrastructure which I'm considering moving to Azure. On that platform, there are products that enhance my security, presumably by collecting metadata (IP, session, etc). ...
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What risks are associated with 'parked' websites?

Our internet policy blocks so-called 'parked' websites, i.e. those that are registered but do not seem to be active. I'm not sure what tests are used to determine parked status. There is a tool that ...
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Company computers for competent developers, how can you deal with them?

This is a follow up on Is there a legitimate reason I should be required to use my company’s computer. Mostly, because I see a huge issue in a couple of specific situations. Had I been in a position ...
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Should I be concerned if my employer is performing man-in-the-middle HTTPS attacks? [duplicate]

I have reason to believe that my employer may be performing HTTPS man-in-the-middle attacks on company-issued work laptops, as Java's SSL Certificate lists my employer as the Certificate Authority. ...
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How to write an email regarding IT Security that will be read, and not ignored by the end user?

I've observed that several of our users are ignoring messages sent from IT Security managers, and also the system generated "You just sent a virus" notifications. The problem seems to be among people ...
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Is there a legitimate reason I should be required to use my company's computer? (BYOD prohibited)

I just got a new job at a medium-sized (~100 employees) company and one of the first things I was told is that I cannot use my own computer, because I need to be able to connect to their network, ...
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Is it common practice for companies to MITM HTTPS traffic?

My company has just introduced a new VPN policy whereby once connected all traffic is routed the company network. This is to allow for improved monitoring of data theft. It would appear that this ...
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Work from home, remote monitoring software, vpn, privacy

So I work for a company where I make and receive phone calls and connect to remote servers and workstations. I work from home, use a company laptop and connect to the company's network via software ...
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Difference between an “Information Security Policy” and a “Cybersecurity Strategy”?

What is the difference between an "Information Security Policy" and a "Cybersecurity Strategy"? I had an argument about this with my management and whilst some think that its basically the same thing,...
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Security controls to implement on a private environment

On a large project, my company is responsible of administering the internal servers where applications used within the intranet are installed. One of our sites are accessible from outside but we do ...
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Loss of hardware asset(such as a laptop) that belongs to an organization

What should an organization do if an employee loses their laptop owned by the company. The laptop is used for business purposes, has confidential data and is also encrypted. Are there specific ...
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Secure file sharing, instead of attaching files to emails?

Allow me to give some background information, so you may understand my situation better. We have been prone to sending emails to unintended recipients, many of which contained confidential data. ...
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Is it reasonable to block Cookies company-wide?

In our company we are using a tool for saving user profile data (like desktop settings, internet settings, cookies, etc.) into a database. During the annual cleanup of this database I discovered that ...
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Amazon Echo/Dot on your network

I have been tasked with coming up with if we should or should not allow Amazon Echo/Dot devices on our network. Below is the reasons I have come up with so far. This is still the rough list. The ...
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Is it acceptable for an employer to install a self-signed root certificate on employees personal devices at home?

At work, my employer uses a self-signed root certificate to MITM all of our SSL/TLS traffic. Many of our internal certificates used by various micro-services and internal websites are also signed by ...
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Why does our Web Security team block web-fonts?

The company that I work for have begun to block web fonts on external domains. This creates a poor UX on most sites given that a large number of assets are generated through the likes of FontAwesome (...
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How to deal with administration tools such as ipscanners and PSTools?

In my company (And many others around the world) there is a wide usage by tech teams of tools such as ipscanners, psexec, pskill and other tools. How do you deal or control the usage of such tools in ...
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Why Russian/non-USA online firms never take a credit card directly?

I've noticed it back some ten years ago, and, apparently, it's still the case today -- most online retailers in the US directly procure the information about your credit card, whereas in Russia, ...
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WAF Process Creation for Integration of IT and Business

A client has asked me to help them out with their WAF processes. Currently they have a few critical web applications being protected by a couple of WAFs. I have managed to get the WAFs tuned and ready ...
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Is it necessary to have security documentations, policies, DRP & BCP's at place in order to execute secure network architectural review?

One of my client has ISO 27001 audits at their disposal and they have been going through audits. Meanwhile, they are taking custom security services from our company where-in one of the deliverables ...
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What is a privacy policy?

Im having trouble grasping the definition of a privacy policy. Is it the agreement of user and another party? or can it also be privacy settings a user specify in an application? or is it just the ...
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Active Directory Admin policy

I work for a small company (35 employees). Earlier this year we implemented Active Directory (to support an enterprise level application). We didn't implement AD for AD's sake but to provide LDAP ...
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What can be done to limit corporate Identity theft?

Modern fraudsters commit identity theft by impersonation in social media, since a lot of personal information such as our names, location, contact info and other personal details are available for ...
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What are the privacy and infosec risks with Apple Watches and Android Wear?

From what I can tell, Apple Watch apps act like a remote control to a nearby iPhone using Bluetooth or BLE. Conversely Android watches have the ability to run full applications, and therefore have ...
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Should every website or web-application have a Responsible Disclosure Policy and what are the drawbacks of having such a policy?

The Dutch National Cyber Security Centre, NCSC* (daughter of the Ministry of Security and Justice) published a news article* regarding a Responsible Disclosure Guideline in the beginning of 2013. The ...
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What policies and agreements regarding information security are a must have for every self respecting company?

I assume that it's a good idea to supply the users of a system (or employees) with policies and agreements regarding information security. What kind of documents should be considered? For example (...
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Should a company physically destroy old HDD?

Is it advisable for a security-minded company (data stored could be client's detailed information, patent pending docs) destroy all replaced HDDs/SSD? Or is it OK to re-sell them online? Information ...
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Work wants to create an admin account on my system that I don't have access to? [closed]

This is on a Windows 10 system, and they want to create an administrator account that only my manager will have the password to. This is apparently to enforce some new "security policies" that haven't ...
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Which security documents do providers typically share with their customers?

In the context of managed/cloud hosting, what level of information does a provider typically share (under NDA) with its customers for compliance audit/3rd party risk assessment purposes? What are ...
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Implications of the proposed Burr-Feinstein senate bill? [closed]

It has been rumoured (I guess it is more than a rumour) that senators Burr and Feinstein will be introducing legislation requiring companies to provide the government (with warrants) access to encrypt ...
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ABAC policy formulation and RBAC question

I am asked to answer a question that says: One online book-store wants to grand access to clients regarding their subscription. There are 3 types of subscriptions A , B and C. Customers get access ...
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Surveillance in the Workplace? [closed]

Auditing, surveillance and logging are typical and common place in the workplace, understandably so. These actions are crucial to establishing metrics and performance of the network and its resources. ...
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Adblock to prevent employees from accidentally clicking malicious ads

Our Company allows browsing without restriction such as news, fb, twitter, blogs etc. Would it make sense to have employees install Adblock or similar plugins to prevent (accidentally) clicking ...
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Policy mandate dilemma

When writing security policies do you take into consideration user's (could be vendors) ability/capability to fulfil certain mandates in the policies or do you strictly want them to enforce, no matter ...
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Laptop battery dies, only IT is allowed to access machine after plugging in

Apparently, my company has a security policy that states that if a laptop's battery dies (that is, uses up all charge because it's unplugged), the laptop gets locked and a domain administrator has to ...
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Network setup for malware analysis lab in a corporate view

I am planning to setup a malware analysis lab in the Incident Response team of the company I work for. As I am basically a malware analyst I some how managed to get up with the malware analysis lab ...
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Restricting access to “hacking” sites and tools

I tried following a link from a post on this site and discovered that insecure.org is blocked by our internet proxy. What are the potential benefits and risks of allowing access to such sites to ...