Section: Information Technology
Policy Number: 913Responsible Office: Information Technology
Effective Date: 5/1/19Revised: 5/1/19
This policy ensures to safeguard University assets by employing data encryption. It is a key component to protect classified information from unauthorized access, control and deletion.
This policy only applies to St. John's University Information Technology (IT) department. Therefore, all University information systems may not be covered by this policy. 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.
St. John’s University’s academic, administrative and business functions are required to employ University-approved encryption solutions to control access to and preserve the integrity and confidentiality of the processing, storing and transmission of the University data classified as “covered data.”
In general, the St. John’s cryptography policy ensures that encryption techniques are in place during the following processes and situations to protect the University’s classified information from ever-growing potential threats:
It is vital that cryptographic keys are stored and protected from modification, loss, destruction and unauthorized disclosure.
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.