Who does this FAQ apply to?

This FAQ is for all users whose employing state agencies receive services from the State of Alabama Office of Information Technology (OIT). State employees in other agencies may find this information useful, but it may not be fully accurate for their IT configurations.

What policies (such as acceptable use) apply to me while I am working from home?

If you are connecting to the state network via virtual private network (VPN), then you are on an extension of the state’s private network and all User Rules of Behavior (Standard 660S1) apply. Security monitoring of your activity is possible, just as if you were in your regular office. In addition, when you connect to the state network over a VPN, your host computer will be checked to ensure the operating system is up to date and the computer is running a current anti-virus application. Even if you are not using a VPN connection to perform your work, the same rules of behavior apply while you are working on state time. You are still accessing state resources and there is still an expectation of professionalism and of upholding the privacy and security of the citizens we serve.