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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-8-8671

Number 9-8-8671
Priority Important
Description Protect Unattended Workstations: Service Providers and Network Operators should have policies and enforce that unattended workstations should be protected from unathorized access 1) Individual Username/Password authentication must be required to access resources. 2) Physical access must be restricted to workstations. 3) Where possible idle workstations must default to password protected screensaver after an established time lapse (e.g. 15 minutes).
Network Type(s) Internet/Data
Industry Role(s) Service Provider; Network Operator
Keyword(s) Access Control;Cyber Security;Hardware;Intrusion Detection;Network Operations;Policy;
Reference/Comments http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-66-Rev1/SP-800-66-Revision1.pdf Octave Catalog of Practices, Version 2.0, CMU/SEI-2001- TR-20 (http://www.cert.org/archive/pdf/01tr020.pdf) Practice OP1.2.4