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Internet of Things Procedure for Faculty/Staff

Version 1.1


This procedure outlines how Faculty/Staff must request a connection of an Internet of Things (IoT) device to the University’s network.


This IT document, and all policies referenced herein, shall apply to University faculty and staff (the “User(s)” or “you”) who use, access, or otherwise employ, locally or remotely, the University’s IT Resources, whether individually controlled, shared, stand-alone, or networked.

Procedure Statement

  • Users must request to connect an IoT device to Fordham’s network per the Internet of Things Policy.
  • Users must submit a service request to IT Customer Care through EasyVista for each IoT device or collection of devices that perform a similar function.
  • You must provide the following detailed information for each IoT device request:
    • Full name, email address, and contact number of the requester,
    • Supervisor’s name,
    • The business need for connecting the device to the network,
    • Manufacturer’s make and model of the device,
    • Type of connection required (wired or wireless),
    • MAC address of the device,
    • Specify if the device requires a DHCP or static IP address,
    • Specify if the device requires an outbound, inbound, or bi-directional access to the network,
      • If inbound connectivity is required, you need to provide the external IP address(es), and port(s) (TCP/UDP) communicating to the device,
    • Installation location of the device, and
    • Manufacturer’s name, email address, and contact number, if available.
  • The service request is reviewed and either approved or denied by the University Information Security Office (UISO) and Network Engineering and Operations (NEO).
    • If approved, NEO coordinates connecting the device to the appropriate IoT network.
  • The requester's department is responsible for providing budget code(s) to cover costs for installing network equipment required to provide connectivity for the device (e.g., data jack or access point (AP) installations).
  • An inventory of all IoT devices and network information must be logged by NEO.


IT Resources include computing, networking, communications, application, and telecommunications systems, infrastructure, hardware, software, data, databases, personnel, procedures, physical facilities, cloud-based vendors, Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors, and any related materials and services.

The Internet of Things are physical objects (e.g., vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators) that communicate, sense, or interact with their internal states or the external environment via network connectivity.

Related Policies and Procedures

Implementation Information

Review Frequency Annual
Responsible Person Director, IT Risk and Data Integrity
Approved By CISO
Approval Date 09/12/2018

Revision History

Version Date Description
1.0 09/12/2018 Final
1.1 10/05/2020 Updated procedure statement