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Policy Writing






The Information Security Office provides assistance in developing or tailoring departmental-specific information security policies.

Basic Service

• Discuss information security related issues with departments
• Provide recommendations
• Provide draft departmental policy
• Training may be provided at the request of the department


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can we create a policy that prevents employees from using e-mail for personal use?
A: No. The current policy allows employees incidental use of e-mail for personal use. If you feel that an employee is abusing this privilege, you may contact Human Resources to resolve this issue.

Q. Can we create a policy that restricts the use of university-owned systems to prevent user abuse?
A: Yes. The ISO can assist departments in creating a policy that restricts or locks-down university-owned systems. Additionally, we can tailor the configuration settings on systems to restrict specific services such as Internet access, instant messaging, and various other services.


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