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October 11, 2022

Highlights of IS.006 Communication and Network Security Standard

Cybersecurity Awareness Month / Enterprise Information Security

The IS.006 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.  This standard establishes security requirements for the Commonwealth’s network infrastructure and connectivity, including:

See the Enterprise Information Security Standards Self-Assessment Questionnaire (Excel) that can be used to track compliance with implementing these internal controls.  Departments should expect to be audited on compliance with these internal controls.

The Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) publishes Enterprise Information Security Policies and Standards which must be included in a Department’s Internal Control Plan, implemented, tested, and included in staff training.