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Information Security at Belmont

Belmont University has a responsibility to maintain high standards of security for private/non-public electronic information. University data that is stored on or accessed by computers and other electronic devices must be secured against intentional or unintentional loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability regardless of location (off-campus, on-campus, home computer, etc.).

This standard provides the University community with baseline actions needed to protect legally and contractually private University electronic data stored on or accessed by computers and other electronic devices. The term "private data" for this purpose is legally and contractually protected non-public University data and data which the University is obliged to treat as confidential whether it is research, clinical, educational, outreach, or administrative data .

Simply put:

"Privacy" = Information (either belonging to you or someone else) that is personal in nature and clearly identifys that party.


"Security" = Methods and procedures for protecting private information.


At the University, most electronic devices are directly connected to the University network and the Internet. Data is increasingly mobile to desktop, laptop, and handheld devices which need to be secured. Viruses, worms, and malicious programs from the Internet as well as accidental and unintentional loss of data are substantially increased risks in such an environment. These increasing risks to private data in the electronic environment require that corresponding protections be in place.

For more information about Belmont's Information Security policies, procedures or training please contact the Information Security Plan Coordinator, Randall Reynolds, 460-5471 or University Counsel Office.

GLB & Other Security Website References

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0272-how-keep-your-personal-information-secure

http://csrc.nist.gov

http://www.sans.org/top20.htm



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