Policy

The Information Security Policy: Doing Data Right

The McMaster University community has a lot of information to protect and the Information Security Policy helps us to do just that. This Policy provides concrete guidelines that will help everyone identify sensitive information, and configure the IT security controls that are required to protect it. This Policy is founded on established information security principles, common frameworks and accepted best practices.

  • Whether it is personal information, personal health information, or intellectual property, we all share the responsibility to keep it safe and private.
  • Whether you are a student, staff, faculty, or guest, you play an important role in keeping our information safe.
  • No matter where information is stored — in a spreadsheet on your laptop, in a secure database on campus, or in the cloud – you need to understand its value and protect it.

The University’s greatest asset is information. It is important to protect and preserve this asset so that students, researchers and staff can maximize its benefits. This includes ensuring that information is not used in a manner otherwise intended.

Dennis Tavares, Senior Accountant, Financial Services