Information Security Breach Response Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide a method of reporting suspected theft, breach, or exposure of Fordham Protected data or Fordham Sensitive data (including unauthorized access, use, or disclosure) to the appropriate departments.
This IT policy, and all policies referenced herein, shall apply to all members of the University community including faculty, students, administrative officials, staff, alumni, authorized guests, delegates, and independent contractors (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.
- The University Information Security Office (UISO) will convene the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) as necessary, per the Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP), to investigate the suspected information security breach.
- The UISO will notify the Office of Legal Counsel or Public Safety for breach notifications as required by law and University policy.
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.
Related Policies and Procedures
- Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP)
- Data Classification Guidelines
- Data Classification Policy
- Information Security Incident Response Policy
|Responsible Person:||Director, IT Security|
|Approval Date:||January 6, 2020|
|1.1||01/27/2021||Updated purpose statement|
Policy Disclaimer Statement
Deviations from policies, procedures, or guidelines published and approved by the University Information Security Office (UISO) may only be done cooperatively between the UISO and the requesting entity with sufficient time to allow for appropriate risk analysis, documentation, and possible presentation to authorized University representatives. Failure to adhere to UISO written policies may be met with University sanctions.