1. Who is affected by Information Security?
Whilst we hold information within filing cabinets, computers and servers we have legal obligations regarding the treatment of that information. So how do we ensure that our department or college operates within those obligations? One solution is to follow policy and guidelines provided by the University.
The Information Security Best Practice project has developed a new policy and supporting toolkit to help you meet the issue of information security. These will help you evaluate how information is managed within your department or college. The toolkit provides guidelines on how to ensure your management procedures, risk assessments and IT systems are operating effectively to protect information held by your department or college.
Some information held within your department or college is obviously more valuable and deserves higher protection. If you are an information custodian for student data, or an administrator within the medical sciences, you may already have systems in place to protect that information. The Information Security policy and toolkit can help you to assess those systems and make improvements.
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