Elon University supports the principles of academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas. An information security program has been created with the intentions to support these principles while still maintaining an appropriate level of data privacy and security. Information security is crucial to all academic and business operations at Elon.
Faculty and staff members of Elon University work with, store, and manage information that is valuable to the university. It is everyone's responsibility to be knowledgeable about ways to protect that information as well as your own personal information. The main purpose for the information security program is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of university information. Weekly blog posts and a Moodle course will help educate you on ways to help protect the university information entrusted to you. The information in this program can also educate you on how to protect yourself from the continually changing threats we all face online.
An information security category has been added to the technology blog to provide helpful tips and ways to protect your personal and university data. Every Tuesday, a post will be available. You can access the blog by going to http://blogs.elon.edu/technology/category/security-and-safe-computing/
An information security Moodle course has been developed which focuses on data privacy and security topics all faculty and staff should know. The course is broken up into modules. Currently, there is a module for the Family Educational and Privacy Act (FERPA) and a module for identity theft Red Flags. Each module can be taken as your schedule allows and takes approximately 25-30 minutes. An Elon username and password is required to access the course.
If you suspect your personal or professional information has been compromised, you should report the incident to the Office of Instructional & Campus Technologies via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 336.278.5055. Incidents could be related to theft, loss of a device, hacking, an electronic virus, or unauthorized use of university access. If you are the witness to an inappropriate or offensive use of university email or networks, this should also be reported.
Thank you for doing your part in protecting Elon's valuable information. Information security is the responsibility of all of us.