Information security at Hofstra is everyone's responsibility. We are all part of the "chain" of security at Hofstra, and like any chain, it"s only as strong as its weakest link. Be careful with the data under your control. You wouldn't want your identity information stolen, be careful not to let it happen to someone who"s entrusted you with theirs.
Sensitive information includes social security numbers, names, addresses, education records, financial information; essentially anything that, if obtained by unauthorized individuals, could cause harm to the owner of the information, Hofstra, or both.
Things you should consider to help keep confidential information confidential:
Lock your workstation when you are not using it; an unattended workstation can give anyone access to the information under your responsibility.
Never share your password. If you do share your password, or think someone has obtained your password, change it immediately. Also, notify your manager if you think your password been compromised.
When disposing of any computer equipment contact the Computer Center to make sure everything is properly “cleaned” off the equipment.
Be careful and safeguard any sensitive information you might store on any portable media like floppy disks, CDs, portable USB drives, or laptop computers. Remember, the information on that media is your responsibility, and if its lost or stolen, someone could easily gain access to private information.
Exercise common sense judgment in securing Hofstra’s confidential information. If you’re uncertain of the sensitivity of a particular piece of information, contact your manager.
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