Re: IT Security Policy & Procedures Manual

Subject: Re: IT Security Policy & Procedures Manual
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 10:57:39 -0800

"Faulk, Merv L." wrote:
> I'm in the process of preparing an IT Security Policy & Procedures
> Manual for a company. Has anybody out there done one...and have any advice
> for a newbee?

Something no one has mentioned yet: permissions. Who can read, write
or execute which files and directories?

Also, besides the policy for acceptable passwords, consider the
technical side of them. If you're using a UNIX/Linux server, should
shadow passwords be enabled? md5 passwords? Will SUID be used, so
that some programs run as root user - and, if so, which ones?

Finally, what technology, if any, is used for remote login?
tarantella? ssh? And who can do a remote login?

Bruce Byfield 317.833.0313 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com
Director of Marketing and Communications, Progeny Linux Systems
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux

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