Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Manual 3530-000

Author: 
OCIO, Cyber Security

Security Protection

CHAPTER 6

GENERAL INFORMATION

1 PURPOSE

This Departmental Manual chapter establishes the policy and procedures for the use of Security Protection for Information Technology (IT) assets within USDA.  Security Protection includes the use of Gateways, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Technology, IBM/IBM Compatibles Mainframe Security Standards, Identification and Authentication, Vulnerability Scans, and User Logon Identification.  Each of these areas will be covered in separate parts of this chapter.

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