Section: Information Technology
Policy Number: 910Responsible Office: Information Technology
Effective Date: 5/1/19Revised: 5/1/19; 6/11/20
This policy sets out the key information security-related elements that must be considered in agreeing to a remote work arrangement. It ensures that all 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 St. John’s information assets, and protects the interest of St. John’s, 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 data security. Workers linked to St. John’s network become an extension of the wide area network and require additional protection against the danger of potential security breaches, malicious code, etc.
St. John’s implements the following principles to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its information assets within the remote work environment:
The following are definitions relevant to the policy:
St. John’s 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, 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 St. John’s.