Section: Information Technology
Policy Number: 911Responsible Office: Information Technology
Effective Date: 5/1/19Revised: 5/1/19
The purpose of this policy is to set out the controls when using mobile devices. It mitigates the following risks:
It is important that the controls set out in this policy are observed at all times in the use and transport of mobile devices.
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.
Mobile computing is an increasing part of everyday life, as devices become smaller and more powerful, the number and complexity of tasks that can be achieved away from the office grows. As the capabilities increase so, too, do the risks. Security controls that have evolved to protect the static desktop environment are easily bypassed when using a mobile device outside of the confines of a building.
Mobile devices include items such as:
Unless specifically authorized, only mobile devices provided by St. John’s may be used to hold or process classified information. Otherwise, the 915 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Standards will apply to those who wish to make use of their own devices.
If an employee is required to make use of mobile equipment, the employee is provided with an appropriate device(s) which is configured to comply with the university’s policies. Support provided by the IT Department may at times require access to the employee’s device for problem resolution and maintenance purposes. St. John’s has implemented security measures to protect its critical information during mobile device usages.
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.