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Re: passworded screen savers with timeouts, do you enforce?
From: "Waller, Michael A. (HSC)" <Michael-Waller () OUHSC EDU>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 16:42:38 -0600

You'll probably never get complete buy-in. The key battle is to get buy-in from the top. Deans, department heads, etc. 
will have to drive enforcement. Once the policy is signed off from on high, it can just become a regular part of the 
standard desktop configuration. We've had this in place for some time now and we still get complaints. Sell leadership 
on the idea, get their backing and then use them to help spread the word. 

When it comes time for TEA, emphasize the idea that the logout/screensaver policies help protect the user from being 
accused of wrongdoing should someone sit down at their computer and do anything harmful to the system (logs will point 
back to the person who left the computer unlocked).

Good luck.


Mike Waller   CISSP
Information Technology, Information Security Services
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  
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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Fox [mailto:Mfox () GEORGIASOUTHERN EDU] 
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 4:25 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: [SECURITY] passworded screen savers with timeouts, do you enforce?

Last month I asked for reasons why we should utilize passworded screen
savers and I want to say thanks to everyone that responded. 

Now I need to ask if you enforce the screen saver password  lockout and
if you do how do you do it? Also how did you go about getting it past
the nay sayers that don't want to have anything make them type their
password in more than once a day. 

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks for the help.

Mike

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