Policy 14 - Wireless Communication Policy

1.0 Purpose
This policy specifies the conditions that wireless infrastructure devices must satisfy to connect to the Murray State University network. Only those wireless infrastructure devices that meet the standards specified in this policy or are granted an exception by Information Systems are approved for connectivity to a Murray State University network. Any questions or comments about this policy should be directed to Information Systems.

2.0 Scope
All employees, students, contractors, consultants, and temporary workers at Murray State University, including all personnel affiliated with third parties that maintain a wireless infrastructure device on behalf of Murray State University, must adhere to this policy. This policy applies to all wireless infrastructure devices that connect to a Murray State University network or reside on a Murray State University site that provides wireless connectivity to endpoint devices including, but not limited to, laptops, desktops, cellular phones, and personal digital assistants (PDAs). This includes any form of wireless communication device capable of transmitting packet data.

3.0 Policy

3.1 General Network Access Requirements

All wireless infrastructure devices that reside at a Murray State University site or connect to a Murray State University network must:
  • Be installed, supported, and maintained by Information Systems. 
  • Use Murray State University approved authentication protocols and infrastructure. 
  • Use Murray State University approved encryption protocols. 
  • Maintain a hardware address (MAC address) that can be registered and tracked. 
  • Not interfere with other wireless access deployments. 
3.2 Lab and Isolated Wireless Device Requirements

Lab and isolated wireless devices must:
  • Be approved by Information Systems. 
  • Not interfere with other wireless access deployments.
4.0 Enforcement
Anyone found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension of access to technology resources or termination of employment. Students may be referred to Student Affairs for discipline. Also any rogue access points found on the Murray State property may be confiscated. A violation of this policy by a temporary worker, contractor or vendor may result in action up to and including termination of their contract or assignment with Murray State University.

5.0 Definitions
Wireless infrastructure devices
Wireless infrastructure devices are devices that provide wireless connectivity. Some examples of these devices are wireless access points, repeaters, bridges, etc.