Section: Information Technology
Policy Number: 919Responsible Office: Information Technology
Effective Date: 5/1/19Revised: 5/1/19; 6/11/20
An incident is defined as “any adverse event that compromises some aspect of a computer or network security.” Incidents are grouped into the following categories:
The purpose of this policy is to provide a well-defined, organized approach for handling any potential threat to computers and data, as well as taking appropriate action when the source of the intrusion or incident at a third party is traced back to the institution.
This policy facilitates the development of an incident response plan, process, and procedure that:
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.
Institutional data and computing resources must be monitored to detect system, security, and operational events that may compromise their confidentiality, integrity, or availability.
Formalized incident response and investigation procedures are in place. Events are logged to ensure a timely response to information security incidents and to communicate information security events and vulnerabilities associated with information systems in a manner that allows appropriate and timely corrective action to occur.
While preventing every incident from occurring is not feasible, two key aspects are established to manage the impact of an incident:
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 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 St. John’s.