Why is Information Security important?

Data held on IT systems is valuable and critical to the business of the University. We all rely on IT to store and process information, so it is essential that we maintain Information Security.

The purpose of information security policies is to preserve:

Confidentiality

 
Data is only accessed by those with the right to view the data.

 

Integrity


Data can be relied upon to be accurate and processed correctly.

 

Availability

 
Data can be accessed when needed.     

Failure to comply with the requirements of these Information Security Guidelines may lead to disciplinary action.