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Unauthorized Device Policy

Responsible Division: Center for Information Technology Services
Responsible Office:
Center for Information Technology Services
Issue/Revision Date:
September 22, 2017

Summary

The Alcorn network may not be extended in any way other than by CITS Infrastructure staff. This means that only network access devices deployed by CITS may be used to access the university network.
Misconfigured or mismanaged network access devices (aka “rogue” devices) sometimes mimic the actions of central network control equipment and prevent network access by other users of the network.

Policy Statement

The response below to unauthorized devices will be immediate.

  1. CITS staff identify the unauthorized device and, if possible, the name of its owner. The staff blocks the device's network access. Because of the potential disruption posed by such devices, network access blocking must occur immediately.
  2. CITS networking staff shall notify the CITS Help Desk. The CITS Help Desk will contact the owner of the unauthorized device and refer them to this and other applicable policies (such as page 25 in the Student Handbook).
  3. If the device appears a third time its network access is blocked permanently.

Contact Information

- Contact the CITS Helpdesk for more information: (601) 877-6182