Pixel Security Polict

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Running Head: GROUP E: TEAM PROJECT

IT 540: Pixel Security Policy

Calesha Turner-Aaron

Sophia Wilkes

Elizabeth Yeomans

Chun Hua Yip

Kaplan University

Table of Contents

Abstract 3
Scope & Purpose4
Electronic mail (E-mail)5
Network Security6
Company Equipment7
Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware Programs…………………………………………………………7-8

Intrusion Detection System (IDS)8-9
Secure FTP9
Mail Server9
Password10
Server Configurations…………………...………………………………………………....11-12

Off-site Backup 12-13
Education & Training13-14
Pixel: Chain Of Command14
Enforcement15
Summary16
References……………………………………………………………………………………17-18

Team member Contribution19

Abstract

Pixel produces short animation movies for advertiser clients and employs 100 personnel. In order to conduct day-to-day operations Pixel employees at a minimum use servers, email, and database technology. Internet connection is high-speed and the network is gigabit Ethernet and the network hardware is a mixture from Cisco and Hewlett-Packard. The nominal policy in place does not sufficiently address the security needs of this organization. Pixel Inc. is in desperate need of a detailed security policy. The current policy does not adequately protect the computer resources nor provide guidance for employee conduct when using these resources. The security policy created by Group E will provide clear and concise procedures on how Pixel can protect its computer resources, client data and employee conduct.

1.0 PURPOSE

Pixel Inc. is focused on providing great quality advertisement for many companies. The purpose of this policy is to provide detailed instructions and restrictions to employees and clients pertaining to the security issues within Pixel Inc; such as: unlawful disclosure of sensitive data, unauthorized use and reducing potential risk.

2.0 SCOPE

All employees, contractors, consultants, temporary and other workers at Pixel Inc., including all personnel affiliated with third parties must adhere to this policy. This policy applies to information assets owned or leased by Pixel Inc.

3.0 POLICY

Electronic mail (E-mail)

Email is an efficient and timely communications tool that is provided by Pixel Inc. to its employees to assist them in supporting Pixel’s functions and conducting business within its own organization. Appropriate use of Pixel Inc. email system can enhance productivity and communication, but inappropriate use can compromise availability of the system for all. This policy defines requirements and prohibitions for appropriate use of the Pixel Inc. email system on the company computer network.

Acceptable Use

• Pixel Inc. employees understand that use of electronic mail with company assets are not private information and are subject to monitoring without notice.

• Unless approved by an employee's manager, Pixel Inc. email will not be automatically forwarded to an external destination.

• Sensitive information will not be forwarded via any means, unless that email is critical to business and is encrypted.

• Passwords to email accounts will be at least 10 characters in length to include special characters and numbers, and will be required to change at the beginning of each quarter

• Only approved electronic mail software will be used.

• Access to personnel web based mailed such as but not limited to “Yahoo”, and “Hotmail” are prohibited.

Network Security

The purpose for this network security policy is to secure communication devices and data on Pixel Inc. network. To guarantee the security of Pixel’s Inc. network system, the IT department will be liable for the protection and integrity of company data and proprietary information that is held either centrally or remotely by means of portable devices. Guidance is provided for proper security procedures:

Acceptable Use

• All servers and important devices will be located in a...
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