Statement of policies standards procedures usf it

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STATEMENT OF POLICIES, STANDARDS & PROCEDURES USF IT recognizes that system security is a crucially important aspect of any information system, as it is the only way to safeguard protected data and other sensitive information, to identify and eliminate security threats, and ensure compliance with mandated security requirements. Appropriate security standards and controls will be performed at all stages in the life cycle of any USF information system. USF System Policies 0-501: Using and Protecting Microcomputing Resources This policy defines the basic set of procedures that colleges and departments shall establish and maintain for the management, use, and security of their microcomputing resources. It establishes guidelines for the administration of computing resources, control of access to data, software installation and maintenance, business resumption, and personnel training. 0-502: Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources Policy outlining acceptable use of the University computing resources. This is a general policy that specifies and gives examples of what is considered misuse of resources and the actions that can be taken in case of misuse. 0-506: Telecommunications Resources Management The System Vice President, Information Technology, is charged with the responsibility for overseeing the acquisition, planning, installation, modifications, maintenance, repair, relocation and removal of all communication facilities, services, systems and devices that support the USF System, except for specific entities who operate under additional federal regulations that would not usually be applicable to the educational environment. Information Technology handles all network/telecom infrastructure for the entire university system. 0-507: Data Management Page 8 of 14
Information is an integral part of the business and academic functions of USF System; consequently, data is an important institutional resource. In order to make appropriate decisions, Institutional Data must meet basic standards. It also must be accurate and verifiable. The value of the data maintained by the USF System increases through its widespread and consistent use, and it diminishes through misuse, misinterpretation, or unnecessary restrictions on its access. 0-508: University Information Security Structure Due to the continued proliferation and distribution of computing and information systems across the entire University,effective structure must be distributed, and a consistent program for addressing security is required. The purpose of this policy is to define the overall information security structure which will ensure the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of all critical University data and information systems. 0-509: Call Accountability Set forth the authority and responsibility that is delegated to all departments for the establishment and ongoing maintenance of authorization codes required to make chargeable long distance calls accounting for their associated charges and monitoring use of calling.

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