Information Services & Technology

Securing University Data

IS&T Can Help

IS&T is committed to providing the tools required to help you maintain data security. If you have sensitive data, store it on the secured network server provided by IS&T. If you do not currently have secure network server storage, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Questions about sensitive data:

Fabian Ferreri, University Security Administrator
Phone: 216-687-2160

General Policy for University Information and Technology Resources

Technology Policies

Your Responsibility

1. Know and understand the Technology Resources General
    Policy and the Technology Policies
2. Understand what data are sensitive
3. Do not provide sensitive data for other departments or
4. Report policy violations
5. Enforce data security in your area


Everyone that uses sensitive University data must be authorized to do so. Data should never be provided to anyone other than by the officially designated University departments. Being able to access sensitive data does not give you the authority to provide this data to others.

If there is a legitimate need for you to review student or employee information and you are not authorized, contact the owning department (Registrar, HRD) with your request. Access will be granted after the appropriate paperwork is completed.

Preventative Measures

Keep your laptop computer in a locked cabinet when not in use to make it harder to steal.

Use security lockdown devices to make it harder for thieves to open the case to steal parts (but check with IS&T so that this does not affect the warranty).

When you go out, always lock the door to your office – even if you are just going out for a short time.