Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Policy Awareness
Most of you know that the Policy Library serves as the official, centralized repository for all University Policies. This helps us to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations; reduce institutional risk; provide consistency; and establish responsibilities and accountability. But, did you know that University Policies also play an important role in the University’s cybersecurity program?
This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, consider a few examples of how University Policies help keep us safe online:
- The Acceptable Use Policy ensures that all members of the University community act in a responsible, ethical, honest, and legal manner when using technology resources.
- The Electronic Funds/Wire Transfer Policy ensures that electronic funds transfers are initiated, executed, and approved in a secure manner through effective controls in order to mitigate risk.
- Interim Information Technology Policy articulates specific requirements and standards for the consistent use of IT resources throughout the University, and interprets applicable laws and regulations to ensure our use is consistent with legal requirements.
- The Disability Support Services Policy for Students and Disability Support Services Policy for Employees and Applicants can help individuals with disabilities gain access to online accessibility services and resources they may require.
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Policy Library. If you have any policy related questions, please contact the Policy Advisory Committee at email@example.com.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/ and/or cisa.gov/ncsam.
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