• SD60 Data Backup Requirements

    This requirement has been created in response to an IT General Controls Audit conducted in the fall of 2018. Technology Services has had a robust backup strategy over the past several years This Requirement provides written documentation of the strategy already in place.  Requirement Technology Services will backup Server and Data with the following requirements: […]

  • Staff Password Requirements

    Requirement  Technology Services will require strong passwords and enable security restrictions for Active Directory (District Wide Login) resources with the following minimum requirements: Minimum number of characters (to be shared directly to staff) Complexity requirements (to be shared directly to staff) Maximum Password Age (to be shared directly to staff) Enforce Password History (to be […]

  • Granting Access Rights Requirement

    Requirement: Granting account access rights to a service that is managed by Technology Services must be requested in writing via  Work Order by the Manager responsible or their secretary on their behalf (except where rights are for the secretary then the manager should submit the WO). Purpose:  Provide appropriate rights granted by a manager to a […]

  • Encrypted Drives Requirement

    Requirement District computer and external storage (backup drives) should have encrypted drives. Recovery keys will be stored in the Asset’s information in Helpdesk in the encryption key field or the notes field. Purpose Data Security in the event of asset theft. Scope All computers and external storage. Roles & Responsibilities Technicians are responsible for ensuring […]

  • Sophos on Macs Requirement

    Requirement Supported Mac computers will have Sophos or other district protection suite installed. Purpose Data Security Scope Mac computers Roles & Responsibilities Technicians are responsible for ensuring that devices in scope and in service have Sophos installed and updating. Owner IT Manager History Updated: December 6, 2018 – formatting Created: February 8, 2018 Enforcement Technology […]

  • Procurement guidelines on Layer 3 Switches from Ministry – Procedure

    Procedure: Our Preferred Tier 1 Vendor is HP for Switches. Procurement of Layer 3 Switches For School Districts procuring layer 3 switches, to integrate school sites into the NGN PLNet infrastructure, the following features are required: 1 Gigabit port capabilities Spanning Tree Support Loop Protection VLAN capable Multicast Support The following layer 3 switch features […]

  • Please Lock Your Computer/Device – Requirement

    For staff members, When you step away from your computer please lock it. It is an important and required step to protect private student information accessible through your computer and accounts. If you access systems via personally owned mobile devices or computers it is expected that you pin/password lock those devices as well to protect […]

  • Network Switching – no hubs Requirement

    Due to future changes with the Provincial Next Generation Network any network hubs must be changed to managed switches. No more small hubs will be purchased. We have not been using large hubs for several years but there are locations where a small hub was put in place to accommodate one or two extra computers. […]

  • DWL Password Changes – Requirement

    As a security measure, those requesting a DWL (District Wide Login) password change must do so via their site secretary or administrator through a work order or by the UMRA tool accessible by the site secretary. This may also be done in person via the site technician, provided they know the staff member, and they will create the […]