What standard security practices must I follow?

Posted: March 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm, Last Updated: May 24, 2016 at 9:24 am

All faculty must utilize reasonable measures to preserve the confidentiality, security and integrity of the George Mason University information systems and the information contained therein. All teaching staff should practice appropriate security measures:

  • Never disclose, share or loan your username(s) and password(s) to anyone (e.g., another employee, faculty member, supervisor, student assistant, etc.). Department staff or supervising faculty should obtain individual log-on information for graduate/teaching assistants.
  • Ensure that remote access to, retrieval and transmission of confidential academic record information is accomplished through a secure and encrypted connection.
  • In addition, faculty should take reasonable measures to restrict unauthorized persons from viewing confidential academic record information. For example, you should:
  • Never leave your computer workstation unattended while signed on without appropriate screen locking (e.g., a password-protected screen saver).
  • Never leave personal logon information (e.g., username, password, network mapping, etc.) in view of unauthorized persons.
  • Never program (or ‘hot-key’) automatic access to confidential academic record systems.

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