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Advisory Communication and Network Security Standard

Date: 10/05/2018
Organization: Enterprise Security Office
Referenced Sources: MGL Chapter 7D, Section 2

The Communication and Network Security Standard details requirements for network security management, remote access security management, third-party network access and secure file transfer by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

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This standard establishes security requirements for the Commonwealth’s network infrastructure and connectivity, including:

  • Network architecture requirements to include redundancy, network segmentation, encryption and the documentation of network diagrams
  • Use of network infrastructure protection such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, web-proxies and data loss prevention
  • Controls to protect end-point computing systems
  • Requirements for remote access
  • Requirements for third-party business-to-business connections
  • Requirements for secure file transfer

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