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Information security policies protect your privacy

Understanding the unique vulnerabilities at an institution such as the U, and the guidelines that directly impact you, can help support a culture of cybersecurity.

As a student, employee or patient of a public institution like the University of Utah, you are especially vulnerable to cybercrime. The U and University of Utah Health, however, have policies in place to protect the privacy of our users and guests to create a culture of cybersecurity and ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws, such as FERPA and HIPAA.

It’s really important to understand which policies and rules directly impact you—the Acceptable Use Rule and the Data Classification and Encryption Rule, for instance, are mandatory for all U community members.

Learn more about the U’s information security policy on our National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) website. While you’re there, check out the other free resources available from the U’s Information Security OfficeUniversity Information Technology (UIT) and national organizations to help improve your cybersecurity at home, on the go, and on campus.

This year’s NCSAM topics include:

As part of this year’s NCSAM campaign, ISO’s Governance, Compliance & Risk team is giving away free block U decals. Pick one up at the Office of Orientation and Transition in the Union, Knowledge Commons in Marriott Library or the front desk of 102 Tower.