Policies & Standards
Office of Information Security
AD95: Information Assurance and IT Security
To establish an institution-wide security program designed to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of The Pennsylvania State University’s (“Penn State“ or “the University”) information assets from unauthorized access, loss, alteration, or damage while supporting the open, information-sharing needs of our academic culture.
AD96: Acceptable Use of University Information Resources
To establish and define the “acceptable use” of The Pennsylvania State University (“Penn State” or “University”) electronic resources, including, but not limited to, computer facilities and services, computers, networks, electronic mail services, and electronic information and data, and video and voice services, to support the educational, research and service missions of the University.
To establish a framework for compliance and responsibility regarding privacy and the protection of an individual’s personal information.
AD97: Penn State Identification Numbers (PSU IDs)
It is the Policy of The Pennsylvania State University (“Penn State” or “the University”) to use the Penn State Identification Number (PSUID) as the primary identifier for faculty, staff, students, visitors, etc.
AD22: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
To describe the responsibilities of The Pennsylvania State University (“University”) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and its implementing federal regulations (collectively, “HIPAA”).
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