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Policies

Information security policies underpin the security and well being of information resources. They are the foundation, the bottom line, of information security within any institution. The Information Security policies are formal statements that specify a set of rules that all users must follow when gaining access to UC’s information and information systems.

Policies are high-level management directives, and they are mandatory. A policy has four parts: purpose, scope, responsibilities, and compliance. The purpose will describe the need for that policy. The scope will describe what systems, people, facilities, and organizations are covered by the policy. The responsibilities are those of the information security staff, policy and management teams, and of the whole organization. In order to be in compliance, a policy will be judged on how effective it is and what happens when it is violated.

The University of Cincinnati Information Security Policy and Compliance Framework allows for a formal process to develop and review policies that support the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and accountability of university data and critical technology resources.

 

Approved Policies

 Policy  Number  Policy Name Link

 

Status
Policy 9.1.1 Data Governance & Classification Policy
(Formerly known as the Data Protection Policy)
Data Classification and Data Types
Minimum Safeguards
Roles and Responsibilities
Compliance and Remediation
Cloud Based File Storage
Data Classification Chart
PDF Approved
Policy 9.1.2 Vulnerable Electronic Systems Policy PDF Approved
Policy 9.1.3
Acceptable Use of Information Technology Policy PDF
Approved
Policy 9.1.4 Electronic Mail Policy
Electronic Mail Partners
PDF

Approved

Policy 9.1.6 Risk Acceptance Policy PDF Approved
Policy 9.1.7 Clean Desk Policy PDF  Approved
Policy 9.1.10 HIPAA Information Security Policy
HIPAA Administrative, Physical, and Technical Safeguards
PDF Approved
Policy 9.1.23 Password Policy PDF Approved
Policy 9.1.25 Data Center Visitor Policy PDF Approved
Policy 9.1.27 Information Security Design & Architecture Review Policy
Information Security Review Form
Information Security Review Process
PDF Approved

Draft Policies in the Governance Process

 Policy  Number  Policy Name Link Status
Policy
Information Security Review Policy
Information Security Review Form
Information Security Review Process
PDF
Draft
Policy Information Security Incident Management & Response Policy
Information Security Incident Response Procedure
Information Security Incident Escalation Guideline
PDF Draft
Policy Privileged Access Policy PDF Draft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other UC Policies

 

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