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Wireless devices connecting directly or indirectly (i.e., ActiveSync, wireless, etc.) to the network must be included in the site System Security Plan (SSP).


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-8297 WIR0020 SV-8792r14_rule EBCR-1 Low
The DAA and site commander must be aware of all approved wireless devices used at the site or DoD data could be exposed to unauthorized people. Documentation of the enclave configuration must include all attached systems. If the current configuration cannot be determined, then it is difficult to apply security policies effectively. Security is particularly important for wireless technologies attached to the enclave network because these systems increase the potential for eavesdropping and other unauthorized access to network resources.
Final Draft General Wireless Policy Security Technical Implementation Guide 2011-09-30


Check Text ( C-7611r9_chk )
Review the SSP.
1. Wireless network devices such as access points, laptops, PEDs, and wireless peripherals (keyboards, pointers, etc.) using a wireless network protocol such as Bluetooth, 802.11, or proprietary protocols must be documented in the SSP.
2. A general statement in the SSP permitting the various types of wireless network devices used by the site is acceptable rather than a by-model listing, for example, “wireless devices of various models are permitted as long as they are configured in accordance with the Wireless STIG”.

Mark as a finding if a DAA-approved SSP does not exist or if it has not been updated.
Fix Text (F-3425r8_fix)
Ensure devices connecting directly or indirectly (data synchronization) to the network are added to the site's SSP.

(For example, it may say wireless devices of various models are permitted but only when configured in accordance with the Wireless STIG or other such specified restriction.)