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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-8-8024

Number 9-8-8024
Priority Important
Description Limited Console Access: Service Providers, Network Operators, and Equipment Suppliers should not permit users to log on locally to the Operation Support Systems or network elements. System administrator console logon should require as strong authentication as practical.
Network Type(s) Internet/Data
Industry Role(s) Service Provider; Network Operator
Keyword(s) Cyber Security;Network Operations;
Reference/Comments Some systems differentiate a local account database and network account database. Users should be authenticated onto the network using a network accounts database, not a local accounts database. ' - ATIS-0300276.2008 Operations, Administration, Maintenance, and Provisioning Security Requirements for the Public Telecommunications Network: A Baseline of Security Requirements for the Management Plane: March 2008.