Network Security

Policy

Category: Information Technology
Subject: Network Security
Division: N/A
Policy Number: CA.54.01.108
Effective Date: March 20, 2012

POLICY STATEMENT

  1. The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) network must be secure and protected against internal and external threats such as worms, viruses, and Trojans. A secure and protected network is essential for a public health agency as it deals with personal health information and other forms of sensitive data.

The purpose of this Policy is to ensure appropriate measures are taken for the security of WDGPH’s network.

SCOPE

This policy applies to the Information Technology (IT) Department as they are responsible for network installation/maintenance. 

RESPONSIBILITY

IT Department will:

  • Maintain the security of WDGPH networks; and
  • Ensure the security of the network includes network hardware connection, firewall protection, remote access, wireless networks, network intrusion detection, file transfer protocol, email security, instant messaging, and electronic commerce.

IT Department along with Program Managers will:

  • Inform users what the security measures are, what is expected of them, and what would constitute getting around or breaching the security measures.

Employees will:

  • Understand the security measures in place and to not perform any unauthorized action which may compromise the network security.

REFERENCES AND RELATED FORMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Corresponding Procedure:  N/A
CA.54.01.116  System Security
CA.54.01.117  Physical Infrastructure Security
CA.54.01.105  Computer and Internet Use
CA.54.01.110  Remote Access
CA.54.01.106  Email Use
CA.54.01.109  Passwords

APPROVED BY

Carole Desmeules