Password and Access Control Policy Document Overview
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Password and Access Control Policy Document Overview

This quiz provides an overview of a draft Password and Access Control Policy document, focusing on access control configurations, user authentication requirements, roles and responsibilities, enforcement measures, and annual review processes. It specifically addresses PCI DSS requirements 7.1, 7.2, and 8.5.

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Questions and Answers

What is the version number of the Password and Access Control Policy Document?

0.1

Which PCI DSS requirements does the policy aim to satisfy?

7.1, 7.2, and 8.5

Who is initially assigned ownership of the Password and Access Control Policy Document?

Information Security Manager or equivalent

What action does the policy enforce for employees violating the policy?

<p>Disciplinary action</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the recommended default setting for user access privileges?

<p>Implementing a default 'deny-all' setting</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of authentication does the policy emphasize for various systems?

<p>Role-based access control</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is required for remote access according to the policy?

<p>Two-factor authentication</p> Signup and view all the answers

How often is the policy subject to review?

<p>Annually</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the specified template for company use in the policy?

<p>A template tailored to the specific organization's requirements</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Password and Access Control Policy Document

  • The document is a draft version of the Password and Access Control Policy, with a version number of 0.1 and has been issued as a draft by an unspecified organization.
  • The policy aims to address critical access needs while minimizing risks and protecting physical assets and sensitive information, specifically to satisfy PCI DSS requirements 7.1, 7.2, and 8.5.
  • It applies to all systems and assets owned, managed, or operated by the organization.
  • The roles and responsibilities outlined in the policy include those of HR Role / Line Manager, Information Security Manager, and Systems Administrators.
  • The policy specifies user authentication requirements, such as assigning access privileges based on business needs, implementing a default "deny-all" setting, and prohibiting the use of shared or group user IDs.
  • It also outlines authentication requirements for various systems, including operating systems, web applications, email, fax, voice, and remote access, emphasizing the use of secure mechanisms and role-based access control.
  • Access control configurations include requirements for unique passwords, password length, complexity, history maintenance, lockout settings, two-factor authentication for remote access, and management of vendor access accounts.
  • The policy enforces disciplinary action for employees violating the policy and permits deviations only with a valid business case reviewed and approved by the Security Management Team and/or Legal Counsel.
  • The document does not include specific definitions, but it references the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
  • The Information Security Manager or equivalent is initially assigned ownership of the document, but job titles/descriptions should be appropriately edited.
  • The policy includes a table of contents and document revision history, and it specifies stakeholders for document distribution and their corresponding roles (P=Producer, C=Contributor, R=Reviewer, A=Authoriser, I=for information only).
  • The policy is subject to an annual review, and it provides a template for company use, which should be tailored to the specific organization's requirements.

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