Public Workstation Access Standard



To establish a public workstation security policy which will ensure public access workstations are protected and to minimize the risk of unauthorized access to the state government network.


  1. All workstations located in an area of public access shall be configured to provide only the services needed.
  2. Screen locking processes are not required.


State Government Network (Internal) - Used to outline the perimeter of the network infrastructure used solely for State Agencies and excludes other government branches, such as, K12, North Dakota universities, and other political sub-divisions attached externally to the State network.


To protect the state information technology infrastructure from unauthorized physical access.


This standard applies to all executive branch state agencies including the University Systems Office but excluding other higher education institutions, i.e. campuses and agricultural and research centers.

Statement of Commitment

North Dakota's CIO/CTO directs that IT Policy be created to establish statewide information technology policies and standards as defined within ND Century Code (Chapter 54-59-09).


Non-compliance with this standard shall be reported to the Office of the State Auditor.

Revision Number: 1
Revision Date: 2005-07-18
Effective Date: 2005-07-18
Last Reviewed: 2021-01-05
Number: POL0020125