The main objective of this session is to give you basic concepts and vocabulary to learn about data security in the university setting and to make sure you know how to incorporate secure practices into your daily use of computers and other devices that access the university computer system. By the time the session is over, you should be able to describe best practices in data handling; outline employee and student responsibilities for data protection and IT systems security; comply with best practices for designing user IDs, strong passwords, and safe remote access and user authentication; and incorporate security protocols in your daily activities.
Why “Data Security on Campus” Matters:
It minimizes risk for confidential information.
It shows how to best protect your important electronic and physical resources.
- Good passwords are easy to remember but hard to guess.
- Data security practices should maximize system usefulness and at the same time minimize risk to confidential information. This may be information about fellow university colleagues, about patients at the hospital, or about affiliated schools or companies.
- If you do not use reasonable prudence, you may be negligent, with legal consequences.
- Protect the electronic and physical resources entrusted to you.