Level 3

Important Steps for Configuring Active Directory

 

Logging:

  • Keep domain controller logs centrally.
  • Keep security logs from all domain joined servers centrally.
  • Create and monitor alerts on:
    • The use (success or failure) of any domain administrator credentials.
    • The use of any local administrator credentials.
    • Changes to domain administrator or other sensitive groups in AD.

Cached Credentials:

  • Use GPO to set cached credentials on servers to the minimum you possibly can (0 or 1 for servers - for desktops, you may find...
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Central Authentication Services

SB12: Servers or applications classified as medium risk or higher, or handling data classified as L3 or higher, whether managed directly by Harvard or via contract with a third-party service provider for Harvard's use (e.g. IaaS, SaaS), must use a centrally-managed Harvard authentication system that requires more than one factor for authentication where technically feasible, e.g. HarvardKey or Harvard VPN, or comparable non-Harvard multi-factor authentication system (supported/approved by Harvard). 

Destroy records with confidential information

Shred papers, CDs, DVDs, etc. with confidential information using Harvard's approved shredding vendor (Data Shredder) or a crosscut shredder. DataShredder also provides hard drive destruction service. The Harvard agreement provides prescheduled pickup service for bins and office consoles and a onetime purge service. A certificate of destruction is always provided for services under contract.

For more information on the University Master Service Agreement please refer to:

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Coordinate to ensure safe faxing

Contact the recipient in advance to ensure that the Level 3 or 4 confidential information is removed from the fax machine promptly. Do not fax to an unattended machine or to one in an open area.

Transfer records securely and confirm receipt

Options to meet this requirement:
In every case below, use a sealed envelope.

When you can or when the risk dictates [sensitivity, number of records], choose hand delivery or ensure tracking/delivery confirmation. Ensure that you put in a mailbox or FedEx box as opposed to leaving in a basket in an open area for someone else to do so.

-Hand deliver (make sure you hand it to the intended recipient )
-University mail (up to Level 3)
-US Mail (use tracking/delivery confirmation where practical)
-FedEX/UPS (use tracking/delivery...

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