Each user of the GCSx network must be allocated a unique User ID and reliably authenticated by means of a sufficiently complex password. This is defined as :
- 7 Characters minimum
- Alpha-numeric with a least one digit
- Changed periodically (60-90 days)
- Not reused within 20 password change
Anyone who uses the GCSx network must be cleared to at least 'Baseline Personnel Security Standard' level. A definitive guide to carrying out these checks can be found here.
References should be attached for new applicants along with other information relevant to security i.e. CRB check. (A CRB check should be undertaken if required by the role. It is not a requirement for GCSx).
CPNI have published a series of whitepapers regarding personnel security. They are available here.
|Sapphire can assist in advising on background checks in accordance with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard as well as ensuring that authentication mechanisms meet the requirements of the GSi community. This includes two factor authentication and web based secure remote access. For further information please email Coco Information or call 01642 702100.|