Section: Information Technology
Policy Number: 910Responsible Office: Information Technology
Effective Date: 5/1/19Revised: 5/1/19
This policy sets out the key information security-related elements that must be considered in agreeing to a remote working arrangement. It ensures that all of the necessary issues are addressed and that the St. John’s University’s (St. John’s) information assets are protected.
This policy applies to the University Community. Adherence to this policy helps safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the University’s information assets, and protects the interest of the University, its customers, personnel and business partners.
With the increased availability of broadband access and Virtual Private Networks (VPN), remote working /telecommuting has become more viable for many organizations. While remote working/telecommuting can be an advantage for users and for the organization, it presents new risks in the areas of confidentiality and security of data. Workers linked to St. John’s network becomes an extension of the wide area network and requires additional protection against the danger of potential security breaches, malicious code, etc.
St. John’s implemented the following principles to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of its information assets within the remote working environment:
The following are the definitions relevant to the policy:
The University reserves the right to audit networks and systems on a periodic basis to ensure compliance with this policy. Instances of non-compliance must be presented to and reviewed and approved by the CIO, the Director of Information Security, or the equivalent officer(s).
All breaches of information security, actual or suspected, must be reported to, and investigated by the CIO and the Director of Information Security.
Those who violate security policies, standards, or security procedures are subject to disciplinary action up to and including loss of computer access and appropriate disciplinary actions as determined by the University.