Section: Information Technology
Policy Number: 914Responsible Office: Information Technology
Effective Date: 5/1/19Revised: 5/1/19
St. John’s University (St. John’s) understands that a formalization of proper change management and control is crucial for a more disciplined and efficient infrastructure that enables quality control of information systems.
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.
This policy provides management direction and high-level objectives for change management and control. It ensures the implementation of change management and control strategies to mitigate associated risks such as:
Changes to information resources and services are managed and executed according to a formal change control process. The control process ensures that changes proposed are reviewed, authorized, tested, implemented, and released in a controlled manner and that the status of each change is monitored and documented.
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.