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1 Dartmoor National Park Authority U06 IT Infrastructure Policy June 2010 This document is copyright to Dartmoor National Park Authority and should not be used or adapted for any purpose without the agreement of the Authority. Target Audience: ICT

2 Contents Document Control 2 Document Amendment History 2 1 Purpose 3 2 Scope 3 3 Governance factors 3 4 Operational Rules 3 5 Back Up rules 4 6 Protection of Electronic resources 4 7 Firewall Configuration 5 8 Wireless networks 6 9 Transaction recording 6 10 Change Control 7 11 Breach procedures 7 12 Review and Revision 7 Document Control Organisation Title Creator Source Approvals Distribution Filename Owner Subject Protective Marking Review date Dartmoor National Park Authority IT Infrastructure Policy John Finch (Devon Information Security Partnership) 4-U06-DNPA IT Infrastructure Policy.docx Head of ICT Service Information Security None Document Amendment History Revision Originator of Date of Change Description No. change change 0.1 John Finch 1/10/2007 Initial release for comment to ISD Team Leaders 1.0 Ali Bright June 2010 Adapted for use at DNPA Only current as an electronic version on Parknet Page 2 of 7

3 1 Purpose 1.1 Dartmoor National Park Authority provides access to facilities and computer resources to help you to do your job more efficiently and effectively. To ensure that the availability, confidentiality and integrity of the computer systems and information processed on them is not compromised, this sub-policy has been developed. 2 Scope 2.1 This policy applies to all Members, Employees of the Authority, Partners, contractual third parties and agents of the Authority. 2.2 The target audience of this policy are the IT staff responsible for configuring and implementing the IT infrastructure. 3 Governance factors 3.1 Controls on the ICT infrastructure configuration arise from the rules predefined in the Codes of Connections required to allow the Authority to use secure networks, either to which existing connections have been made, or to others which we might potentially connect to in the future. 3.2 Examples of secure networks include, but are not limited to: Government Connect Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 4 Operational Rules 4.1 All servers must be assigned static IP addresses 4.2 All servers must be configured to withhold technical details 4.3 All open ports on servers must be defined and recorded in a centralised spreadsheet available only to authorised staff. 4.4 The internal IP address block schema must comply with RFC A proxy is not used for SMTP services 4.6 A proxy must be used for access to all HTTP services. 4.7 All hosts must be authenticated by a proxy. 4.8 All users must be authenticated by a proxy. 4.9 Protocol checking is not performed by a proxy The network will be scanned for vulnerabilities quarterly All vulnerability scanning will be hosted on an Independent Computer. Only current as an electronic version on Parknet Page 3 of 7

4 4.12 Vulnerability scanning will be undertaken using a tool to be determined All vulnerability scanning tools must have their signatures updated monthly s headers are not obfuscated at gateway All malware scanning information must be removed from headers The mail transport agent must be capable of SMTP All mail transfers must be initiated by the internal mail server Countermeasures should be deployed to ensure spoofed mail is not received Before any implementation of Voice over IP due regard must be given to the security of the connection. 5 Back Up rules 5.1 The scheme used for the organisation s backups is Grandfather Father Son. 5.2 All tape backups must be stored offsite. 5.3 Backups of the organisation s data will take place daily. 5.4 Backups of the organisation s server files will take place daily. 5.5 The organisation s Desktop computers will not be backed up. 5.6 A routine test of a backup recovery will take place monthly. 5.7 Before every major change, a backup of the affected system must be taken. 5.8 A full system recovery routine will be tested on an ad-hoc basis. 6 Protection of Electronic resources 6.1 The organisation has not implemented an Intrusion detection or prevention system. 6.2 The organisation does not monitor any Intrusion detection or prevention system alerts. 6.3 The organisation does not currently apply any updates to an Intrusion detection or prevention system. 6.4 Any future implementation of an Intrusion detection or prevention system will be connected to one network point. 6.5 Any future implementation of an Intrusion detection or prevention system management station will be accessed by Authorised users only 6.6 All unused services and protocols should be removed from all servers and desktops. Only current as an electronic version on Parknet Page 4 of 7

5 6.7 All Internet applications are to be developed to standards, which secures them from scripting attacks. 6.8 It is the responsibility of ICT Service to install all network devices. 6.9 Where-ever possible, all Network devices should be owned by Dartmoor National Park Authority All standard Infrastructure equipment must be secured to CESG recommendations 6.11 All public facing systems and web facing applications must be penetration tested annually All default security settings on all network connected devices must be changed to a value unique to the organisation All default accounts on all network connected devices must be disabled, wherever possible. 7 Firewall Configuration 7.1 All of the organisation s infrastructure must be protected from external networks by a firewall. 7.2 The firewall used by the organisation will use Stateful Inspection filtering. 7.3 The firewall rule set will be reviewed quarterly. 7.4 Each connection to the internet must be protected by the firewall. 7.5 The firewall will use NAT to obscufation all internal addresses from external networks. 7.6 All services and ports that are allowed must be documented within the configuration of the firewall. 7.7 The requirement for enabling a protocol within the firewall is a justified and documented business case 7.8 The default settings for the firewall must be to deny access to untrusted networks. Access to untrusted networks can only be allowed if there is a justified and documented business case. 7.9 The primary location of the firewall database must be on the Internal network 7.10 The default configuration for the firewall must be to deny inbound and outbound traffic, unless there is a justified and documented business case to allow a particular route The firewall must be subject to formalised change management. Only current as an electronic version on Parknet Page 5 of 7

6 7.12 All firewall activity must be logged in a secured log book A personal firewall is implemented on the organisation s laptop computers with a VPN connection installed A personal firewall is not implemented on the organisation s desktop computers Installations of personal firewall are set to deny by default Changes to the settings of personal firewalls can only be made by authorised Network Administrators. 8 Wireless networks 8.1 Access to all Wireless routers must be restricted only to authorised Network Administrators. 8.2 The default vendor settings on all wireless routers must be changed. 8.3 Each access to the organisation s private wireless networks must require authorisation. 8.4 The SSL Encryption level used on wireless networks must be a minimum of 128Bit 8.5 The minimum level of wireless encryption protocol used must be WPA2, except on public wireless access. 8.6 The encryption keys will not be rotated on a regular basis. 8.7 All wireless networks must be separated from the internal network by the Firewall. 8.8 An audit to identify all wireless devices owned by the organisation will be undertaken annually. 9 Transaction recording 9.1 Each successful login to the organisation s network must be logged electronically. 9.2 Each failure to login to the organisation s network must be logged electronically. 9.3 Each failed access to PRIVATE files or folders stored on the corporate network must be logged for all accounts. 9.4 Each access to the Internet from the organisation s network must be logged electronically for all accounts. 9.5 Each access to files stored on the corporate network must be logged for administrator accounts only. 9.6 External connections and activities must be logged electronically. 9.7 All logs will be retained for a minimum period of 93 days. Only current as an electronic version on Parknet Page 6 of 7

7 9.8 All logs will be protected by being stored in a secure folder. 9.9 All the organisation s ICT infrastructure will synchronise with a single time source All log files must be date and time stamped All clocks must be synchronised All relevant logs files must be made available to investigators as part of any investigations being undertaken. 10 Change Control 10.1 Formal change management procedures must be used on all business critical live systems All changes within the organisation are approved by the appropriate data or system owner All changes must be logged The risk and impact of every change must be documented Operational functionality must be tested before any change is implemented 10.6 Back-out procedures must be developed before the implementation of any change. 11 Breach procedures 11.1 Users who do not adhere to this policy will be dealt with through the Authority s disciplinary process For Members, the Monitoring Officer in association with the Chief Executive will ensure appropriate action is taken Where external service providers, agents or contractors breach the policy, this should be addressed through contract arrangements Where the public have access to the Dartmoor National Park Authority system, that access will be withdrawn if there is an actual or likely breach of information security, until adequate controls are in place. 12 Review and Revision 12.1 This policy will be reviewed annually by the Head of ICT and revised according to developments in legislation, guidance, accepted good practice and operational use. Only current as an electronic version on Parknet Page 7 of 7

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