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5.7. All remote access users are responsible for complying with this policy and associated standards. They must safeguard corporate equipment and information resources, notify the Trust immediately of any security incidents and breaches. 5.8. Users must return all relevant equipment on termination of the connection. 5.9. Internal auditors [or enter appropriate officer title] are responsible for assessing risks and ensuring that controls are being applied effectively. 6. Risks The Trust recognises that by providing staff with remote access to information systems, risks are introduced that may result in serious business impact, for example: 6.1. unavailability of network, systems or target information 6.2. degraded performance of remote connections 6.3. loss or corruption of sensitive data 6.4. breach of confidentiality 6.5. loss of or damage to equipment 6.6. breach of legislation or non-compliance with regulatory or ethical standards. 7. Security Architecture The security architecture is typically integrated into the existing Trust network and is dependent on the IT services that are offered through the network infrastructure. Typical services include: 7.1. Password authentication, authorisation, and accounting 7.2. Strong authentication 7.3. Security monitoring by intrusion detection systems 8. Security Technologies To ensure the most comprehensive level of protection possible, every network should include security components that address the following five aspects of network security. Page 3 of 5 v1.0
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Model Remote Access Policy 8.1. User Identity All remote users must be registered and authorised by the IT Manager [or enter appropriate officer title] . User identity will be confirmed by strong authentication and User ID and password authentication. The Network Manager [or enter appropriate officer title] is responsible for ensuring a log is kept of all user remote access. 8.2. Perimeter Security The Network manager [or enter appropriate officer title] will be responsible for ensuring perimeter security devices are in place and operating properly. Perimeter security solutions control access to critical network applications, data, and services so that only legitimate users and information can pass through the network. Routers and switches handle this access control with access control lists and by dedicated firewall appliances. Remote Access Systems with strong authentication software control remote dial in users to the network. A firewall provides a barrier to traffic crossing a network's "perimeter" and permits only authorised traffic to pass, according to a predefined security policy. Complementary tools, including virus scanners and content filters, also help control network perimeters. Firewalls are
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