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Information Security Breach Response Policy

Version 1.0

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to provide a method of reporting suspected theft involving data, data breaches, or exposures (including unauthorized access, use, or disclosure) to the appropriate departments.

Scope

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.

Policy Statement

  • 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.

Definitions

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

Implementation Information

Review Frequency: Annual
Responsible Person: Director, IT Security
Approved By: CISO
Approval Date: January 6, 2020

Revision History

Version: Date: Description:
1.0 01/06/2020 Initial document

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.