NT 2799 Bluetooth Baseline Requirements Policy
1. Overview Bluetooth enabled devices are exploding on the Internet at an astonishing rate. At the range of connectivity has increased substantially. Insecure Bluetooth connections can introduce a number of potential serious security issues. Hence, there is a need for a minimum standard for connecting Bluetooth enable devices.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a minimum baseline standard for connecting Bluetooth enabled devices to the Corona District High School network or Corona District High School owned devices. The intent of the minimum standard is to ensure sufficient protection Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and confidential Corona District High School data.
This policy applies to any Bluetooth enabled device that is connected to Corona District High School network or owned devices.
No Bluetooth Device shall be deployed on Corona District High School equipment that does not meet a minimum of Bluetooth v2.1 specifications without written authorization from the Infosec Team. Any Bluetooth equipment purchased prior to this policy must comply with all parts of this policy except the Bluetooth version specifications.
4.2 Pins and Pairing
When pairing your Bluetooth unit to your Bluetooth enabled equipment (i.e. phone, laptop, etc.), ensure that you are not in a public area where you PIN can be compromised.
If your Bluetooth enabled equipment asks for you to enter your pin after you have initially paired it, you must refuse the pairing request and report it to Infosec, through your Help Desk, immediately.
4.3 Device Security Settings
All Bluetooth devices shall employ ‘security mode 3’ which encrypts traffic in both directions, between your Bluetooth Device and its paired equipment.
Use a minimum PIN length of 8. A longer PIN provides more security.
Switch the Bluetooth device to use the hidden mode (non-discoverable)
Only activate Bluetooth only when it