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RE: Workstation Screensaver Lock Timeouts
From: "Phillip McCollum" <PMcCollum () sanmanuel com>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 11:35:02 -0800

Hello,

At my current place of employment, we've standardized on 10 minutes.  I
work in a highly secure environment (Indian casino) where lots of
trouble can be stirred up by unauthorized workstation access, and we've
found the 10 minute interval to be a happy medium between security and
useability.


-----Mensaje original-----
De: saliskor () cyberus ca [mailto:saliskor () cyberus ca] 
Enviado el: viernes, 26 de marzo de 2004 14:31
Para: security-basics () securityfocus com 
Asunto: Workstation Screensaver Lock Timeouts



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.

Rick 

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Phillip McCollum
Network Technician 
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
pmccollum () sanmanuel com
(909) 496-0310

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