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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-8-8106

Number 9-8-8106
Priority Critical
Description Protect Wireless Networks from Cyber Security Vulnerabilities: Service Providers, Network Operator, and Equipment Suppliers should employ operating system hardening and up-to-date security patches for all accessible wireless servers and wireless clients. Employ strong end user authentication for wireless IP connections. Employ logging of all wireless IP connections to ensure traceability back to end user. Employ up-to-date encryption capabilities available with the devices. In particular, vulnerable network and personal data in cellular clients must be protected if the handset is stolen.
Network Type(s) Cable; Internet/Data; Satellite; Wireless; Wireline
Industry Role(s) Service Provider; Network Operator; Equipment Supplier
Keyword(s) Cyber Security;Intrusion Detection;Network Operations;
Reference/Comments IPSec. Telcordia GR-815. Cellular Standards: GSM, PCS2000, CDMA, 1XRTT, UMTS, etc.
Dependency on NRIC BP 5018. NIST SP 800-40 v2.0 Creating a Patch and Vulnerability Management Program.