Information Security Breach Response Policy
For Students, Faculty, Staff, Guests, Alumni
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.
- Information Security and Assuranceconvenes the Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) as necessary, per the Cyber Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP), to investigate the suspected information security breach.
- Information Security and Assurance notifies the Office of Legal Counsel or Public Safety of breach notifications as required by the University’s statutory, regulatory, legal, contractual, and policy obligations.
Cyber Security Breach is any incident that results in unauthorized access to computer data, applications, networks, or devices. A data breach is a security violation (e.g., unintentional information disclosure, data leak, information leakage, data spill) in which sensitive, protected, or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen, or used by an unauthorized individual.
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 related materials and services.
Related Policies and Procedures
- Cyber Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP)
- Data Classification Guidelines
- Data Classification Policy
- Information Security Incident Response Policy
|Responsible Person:||Senior Director of IT Security Operations and Assurance|
|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 Information Security and Assurance (ISA) may only be done cooperatively between ISA 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 ISA written policies may be met with University sanctions.