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2023-04-11 NOTICE: The following policy or plan is currently under internal review and may not be up-to-date or fully aligned with our organization's current practices or procedures. Please check back shortly, or contact us for more information.

IDS Policy

In order to preserve the integrity of data that Fox and Geese stores, processes, or transmits for Customers, Fox and Geese implements strong intrusion detection tools and policies to proactively track and retroactively investigate unauthorized access. Fox and Geese currently utilizes OSSEC to track file system integrity, monitor log data, and detect rootkit access.

Applicable Standards

Applicable Standards from the HITRUST Common Security Framework

  • 09.ab - Monitoring System Use
  • 06.e - Prevention of Misuse of Information
  • 10.h - Control of Operational Software

Applicable Standards from the HIPAA Security Rule

  • 164.312(b) - Audit Controls

Intrusion Detection Policy

  1. OSSEC is used to monitor and correlate log data from different systems on an ongoing basis. Reports generated by OSSEC are reviewed by the Security Officer on a monthly basis.
  2. OSSEC generates alerts to analyze and investigate suspicious activity or suspected violations.
  3. OSSEC monitors file system integrity and sends real time alerts when suspicious changes are made to the file system.
  4. Automatic monitoring is done to identify patterns that might signify the lack of availability of certain services and systems (DoS attacks).
  5. Fox and Geese firewalls monitor all incoming traffic to detect potential denial-of-service attacks. Suspected attack sources are blocked automatically. Additionally, our hosting provider actively monitors its network to detect denial-of-service attacks.
  6. All new firewall rules and configuration changes are tested before being pushed into production. All firewall and router rules are reviewed every quarter.
  7. Fox and Geese utilizes redundant firewall on network perimeters.