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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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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prevent virus code modifying commonly run executable files?

I have recently been looking into 'cyber essentials questionnaire' and I came across the question "Other than anti-virus software, are access control measures in place to prevent virus code modifying ...
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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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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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Password manager database and keyfile

I'm trying to store passwords more securely in my department. I was thinking about using Keepass, giving each of my colleagues a personal password database and require a simple password (they won't ...
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What does Blue Coat Unified Agent application do?

I've experienced a crash of the Blue Coat Unified Agent tray application on my business laptop. I was wondering what is the exact purpose of this software, and how is it supposed to help me or the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Why is it dangerous for a company to allow employees to connect their own devices to the internet?

I've heard complaints about allowing employees, clients, etc. to bring their own device and connect it to the network. What exactly is the complaint and how can it be a threat? If no network resources ...
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How should we set up domain administrators?

We're a small company that is growing pretty fast. For a long time there were 2 of us that were domain administrators. But over the past 2 years this has increased to 6 people and this strikes me as a ...
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How should we store & share documents with restricted access

Up till now we have handled restricting access to documents by having a share on our server that only the 2 accounting people could access and another that only the 2 HR people could access. And ...
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Is online security training effective?

I'm looking at an organization that requires that all employees undergo an annual one-hour online cybersecurity training (watch a video and take a quiz, apparently built using SANS's end-user security ...
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Thumbdrive and its obsolescence?

Using USB drives in the corporate environment is always the topic of security because viruses and malware can be introduced maliciously or unintentionally. For corporate environment, I am thinking to ...
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Should I have special emoticon handling for compliance, audit and logging?

I'm required to audit various communications (email, sms, messenger, social media) for keywords relating to financial data, HIPPA, and other PII. Is there any rational reason I should extend my ...
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In CIA triad of information security, what's the difference between confidentiality and availability?

I sometimes get confused between confidentiality and availability. This site defines confidentiality as Measures undertaken to ensure confidentiality are designed to prevent sensitive information ...
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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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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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Measuring privacy policy [closed]

I want to measure if the user's data which is collected by the system is mentioned in the privacy policy. What is the best measure that I can use it in such case?
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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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Writing an information security policy [closed]

We are required to write an "information security policy" for our company, and I want to know how much should we cover, and if there are any template or examples that would help.
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How should end users respond to Earthlink's “Allowed Sender” feature when blocked by policy?

Some of our users are requested to click on an Earthlink antispam URL below https://webmail.pas.earthlink.net/wam/addme?a=USERNAME@earthlink.net&id=<SOME GUID> However our firewall policy ...
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Do large online software companies limit employee access to company information?

I've been wondering about how large online software companies, specifically those based around a single massive product, like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, etc. handle the risk of terminated employees. Any ...
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At what point in their employment should security policies be explained to an employee?

There are the basic things that need to be explained to every employee about a security policy. For example: How sensitive information must be handled. How to properly maintain your ID, and password, ...
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Tablet antitampering [closed]

We'll be distributing tablets for some group of employees. Enterprise applications will be installed and IT has been tasked with protecting them against users messing with these new toys (i.e ...
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How to check that passwords are not stored in a readable format

I'm writing a plan to audit my password policy, and I was stuck on one of my policy controls which was making sure that No password should be stored in a readable format. What is the best practice ...
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Prompt/Notify Users before connecting to PC - Corporate Policy

I recently helped a new person at our company. We use N-Able to connect to machines, which has prompt/notification turned off by default. I've never considered it extensively, though it crossed my ...
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Device Control Policy

I want to blacklist all the external storage devices and only allow specific brand of device such as SanDisk. I had blacklisted the external storage devices by using USBSTOR* and whitelist all the ...
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Advice needed regarding “Information Security Policy” - EI3PA requirements

Our new startup is required to jump through hoops in order to get authorization to use Experian. We are working out of WeWork (shared space). No experian data is stored on our local machines. We do ...
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Risk of spyware on seized devices

This question (Prevention measures against laptop seizure at US borders) addresses a number of techniques for securing data while crossing borders. Perhaps the most useful advice was to simply not ...
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Prevention measures against laptop seizure at US borders

Since laptop and other electronic device seizures at US borders became legal without a warrant (including making copies of data), 7% of ACTE's business travelers reported being subject to a seizure as ...
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In what cases can overly strict security policies be detrimental to organisations?

In a philosophical sense is heterogeneous security, a system where people are given more autonomy, better than security policies/procedures written in stone? I've worked at some companies where ...
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Internal access to security sensitive data in a company

I'm building a software that requires a lot of security for the data. The user data in essence is very sensitive. So we are building a lot of encryption, 2 step authentication, app call tokenization ...