Security of Information Technology Resources Policy

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Not only does your organization need to be proactive about preventing data loss, all information about intrusions and breaches must be shared across departments and partner organizations. This document outlines a set of policies on unauthorized access.

Computing and networking and other information technologies have become critical in support of most if not all Indiana University operations. This dependence has resulted in a very large, very diverse, and very complex technology environment, which in turn has resulted in a greater opportunity for intrusion attempts.

At the same time, much more data is being stored, accessed, and manipulated electronically, and as the risk to systems increases, the risk of unauthorized disclosure or modification of personal, proprietary, or institutional data is also increased. It is very important that everyone associated with providing and using these technology services is diligent in their administration and responsive to security threats. It is also important that information related to intrusions, attempted intrusions, or other such incidents are shared so the event can be recognized and perhaps avoided elsewhere.

This document, provided by Indiana University, outlines the university policy regarding the minimization of unauthorized access to the university's information technology infrastructure, unauthorized disclosure of electronic information and computer security. It discloses the:

  • Policy Rationale
  • Policy Statement
  • Procedure Reference
  • Definitions for commonly used terms in the policy

This policy applies to all users of Indiana University information technology resources regardless of affiliation.

The attached Zip file includes:

  • Intro Page.doc
  • Cover Sheet and Terms.pdf
  • Security of Information Technology Resources Policy.pdf
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Indiana University's University Information Policy Office is charged with: •IT policy development, dissemination and education •Information usage/management policy development and education •Review and analysis of existing policies for continued applicability and effectiveness •Interpretation of current policy related to specific issues, situations and incidents •Coordinating response to incidents of inappropriate use of information or IT •Interaction with computer security officers to develop and administer security education and awareness programs, and to assist with investigation of computer security incidents •Administration of University computer accounts

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