Last Updated: Jan 21, 2013 GBos
Welcome! This is the Home Page for information on IT Security topics and issues at the University of Guelph. Enterprise IT policies and guidelines are also available on our site. For more information on what the IT Security Office does and how we can help you, please view our flyer.
The IT Security Officer, Gerrit Bos, is the CIO's designate for reporting complaints or potential violations of the University's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). The IT Security Office can be reached at extension 58006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Portfolio Management Office is responsible for developing and administering a comprehensive IT Security Program. The program will be iteratively and progressively expanded as new policies and control practices are implemented. An IT Security Policy Framework has been developed to organize IT policies in a structure that is compatible with recognized best practice and international standards. The approved Framework document is available here Information Technology Security Policy Framework.
For topical information on IT security, see selected 2012/2013 Security Awareness Newsletters
Courselink now uses Single Sign-On (SSO).
Single Sign-On creates IT Security advantages because it provides a trusted, more secure, and more easily verifiable single point for authentication. It also saves you time. With more services taking advantage of SSO, it is important to keep the following in mind:
- Choose a secure password. See http://www.uoguelph.ca/ccs/my-accounts
- NEVER give your password to anyone. The University will NEVER ask for it.
- Please logout and close your browser at the end of your session
- Lock your screen if you step away. Shortcut: Windows Logo key+L
Mobile computing and encryption guidelines: Increasingly mobile computing devices are generating new security and compliance challenges. Here are two documents from the Ontario Privacy Commissioner that provide an excellent introduction to this topic: An IPC Brochure on the Mobile Workplace and an IPC "Fact Sheet" on Mobile Devices.
The University's Campus Community Police department administers the "STOP" Program for protecting laptops. We recommend all University portable computing devices take advantage of this program!
Link to CCS IT Security page...IT Security information.
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