Section: Information Technology
Policy Number: 905Responsible Office: Information Technology
Effective Date: 5/1/19Revised: 5/1/19; 6/11/20
This policy defines St. John’s University’s (St. John’s) overall contingency goals and establishes the agenda and responsibilities for the institution’s Business Continuity. The risk of network vulnerabilities and natural disasters impacting critical hosts is a constantly evolving concern.
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.
St. John’s implements formal contingency plans to counteract interruptions to business activities and to protect critical business processes from the effects of major failures, disasters, or security breaches. Contingency plans are developed, implemented, and tested to ensure that essential business processes can be restored in a timely manner while always maintaining an appropriate level of security control.
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 Information Security Director.
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.