(Rhode Island Department of Education)
The purpose of this policy is to protect [Agency Name]'s electronic information from being inadvertently compromised by authorized personnel using a dial-in connection.
The scope of this policy is to define appropriate dial-in access and its use by authorized personnel.
[Agency Name] employees and authorized third parties (customers, vendors, etc.) can use dial-in connections to gain access to the corporate, or agency, network. Dial-in access should be strictly controlled, using one-time password authentication. Dial-in access should be requested using the corporate account request process.
It is the responsibility of employees with dial-in access privileges to ensure a dial-in connection to [Agency Name] is not used by non-employees to gain access to company information system resources. An employee who is granted dial-in access privileges must remain constantly aware that dial-in connections between their location and [Company Name] are literal extensions of [Agency Name]'s corporate network, and that they provide a potential path to the company's most sensitive information. The employee and/or authorized third party individual must take every reasonable measure to protect [Agency Name]'s assets.
Analog and non-GSM digital cellular phones cannot be used to connect to [Company
Name]'s corporate network, as their signals can be readily scanned
and/or hijacked by unauthorized individuals. Only GSM standard
digital cellular phones are considered secure enough for connection
to [Agency Name]'s network. For additional information on wireless
access to the [Agency Name] network, consult the Wireless
Note: Dial-in accounts are considered "as needed" accounts. Account activity is monitored, and if a dial-in account is not used for a period of six months, the account will expire and no longer function. If dial-in access is subsequently required, the individual must request a new account as described above.
Any employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.