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Re: Workstation Screensaver Lock Timeouts
From: "Mitchell Rowton" <mrowton () bdo com>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 12:06:08 -0500


My vote for 10 minutes...

<saliskor () cyberus ca> 03/26/04 08:31AM >>>

The security policy at one of my clients dictates that all workstations
will activate password protected screensavers after a period of user
inactivity.  The policy does not state what the timeout period is, in
order to allow the organization some flexibility.

My questions are:

Is there an industry norm for the timeout? What timeout do you think is
appropriate for a medium security enterprise such as Military
(unclassified workstations) law enforcement, Law offices, Financial
institutions, etc. The building is physically secure, although members
of the public, clients, etc are allowed access with loose escort, and
may or may not be left alone in an area for short periods.

Any opinions or suggestions are appreciated.


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