Section: Information Technology
Policy Number: 927Responsible Office: Information Technology
Effective Date: 5/1/19Revised: 5/1/19
This policy sets out guidance for implementing security measures for St. John’s University’s (St. John’s) network systems. The established rules for network protection enable IT Department to create and maintain a secure network for its IT infrastructure.
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.
The use of networks is an essential part of the day to day business of St. John’s. Networks not only connect many of the components of business processes together internally, but they also link the organization with its suppliers, customers, stakeholders and the outside world. But the fact that so much information runs through networks makes them a target for those who would try to steal that information and disrupt our business. Therefore, these networks need to be protected to ensure that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of St. John’s vital information is at all times secure.
St. John’s sets out appropriate security requirements to protect its information assets within its network and implements the following controls:
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.