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ACOM Policies and Information

(revised September 4, 2018)

These pages describe ACOM computing policies and information but are currently being migrated to our wiki at:

 

Security policies for the organization are defined as "security controls" using NIST special publication 800-53a.  These controls are selected both for best practices and to achieve a level of security baseline equivalent to "FISMA low".  FISMA is the Federal Information Security Management Act and by adopting these security controls, the organization including ACOM is able to support projects (e.g., MOPITT) for which FISMA security standards are a requirement.  All security policies in ACOM fall under those for the NCAR/UCAR organization including its common controls and in particular UCAR Policy 1-7.   Official ACOM security policy will be described in a document known as a "system security plan".  ACOM policies and advisories here may summarize or interpret what will appear in the system security plan.  The complete system security plan may be made available to any ACOM staff member upon request (once it has been drafted).  Also see:

 

ACOM IT Policies

EMAIL & WEBSECURITY & NETWORKINGSHARED EQUIPMENTDESKTOP COMPUTING STANDARDSSERVERS AND SYSTEMS ADMIN

Email
Web

Remote Access
Authentication & Accounts
Root
Updates
Prohibited Software
Anti-malware
Social Media

Data Projectors
Printers
Acquiring Computers
Operating Systems
Backups
After Hours Support
Power Failures

 

ACOM IT Information

Remote ACCESS DESKTOP STANDARDSROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Remote Access

 

 

Critical Updates
Dangerous Software
Antivirus Protection


Legacy Systems

  Responsible Sysadmins

UCAR/NCAR Share

                  

                  

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