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Information Technology Security Office

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The òȾòƵ continually develops, maintains and improves its information technology (IT) infrastructure and applications to support the creation, storage, modification and sharing of data. These IT systems are essential to the efficient and effective operation of the òȾòƵ. The òȾòƵ, therefore, has a responsibility to institute appropriate safeguards to keep its IT systems and information assets secure. In addition, the òȾòƵ must comply with various regulatory requirements that are also designed to keep certain types of data secure and confidential.

The security of IT systems and information assets is dependent on the individuals managing as well as the individuals utilizing such resources. The òȾòƵ is committed to supporting the principles of academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas and the òȾòƵ's information security policies and programs are intended to support those principles while still maintaining an appropriate level of security.

The goals of this security program are to:

  1. Protect the òȾòƵ's IT systems and information assets from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction.
  2. Ensure the reliability and availability of the òȾòƵ's IT systems and information assets.
  3. Ensure the privacy of faculty, staff and student information and that of other òȾòƵ customers or associates.
  4. Protect the reputation of the òȾòƵ and ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
  5. Establish resources and guidelines that allow all individuals within the òȾòƵ community to practice good data stewardship.

Reviewed 2024-05-22