Information Security Awareness - Faculty & Staff

A Handbook for Faculty & Staff

The University of Virginia has a highly complex and resource-rich information technology environment upon which there is increasing reliance to provide mission-critical teaching, research, public service, and healthcare functions. Users of the University's IT resources are responsible for using these resources responsibly in support of these functions, and for respecting the rights of others. The University is strongly committed to maintaining the privacy and security of confidential personal information and other data it collects. It expects all those who store such information to treat these data with the utmost care in order to protect the privacy and legal rights of the University community.

Use of these resources is governed not only by the University's own policies, Standards of Conduct and Honor System, but also by local, state, and federal laws. It is important that you read and understand the information within this handbook regarding responsible use of the information technology resources at UVA. Irresponsible behavior can jeopardize not only your access privileges, but may also lead to disciplinary and legal issues that could damage your university experience and ultimately your future.

For information about information security awareness training at UVA, please see our information security awareness training webpage

Table of Contents

  1. Access to the University Information Technology Resources
  2. Securing Equipment
  3. Safeguarding University Information
  4. Data Protection Regulations
  5. Email: Rules, Requirements, and Best Practices for Use
  6. Monitoring and Expectation of Privacy
  7. Copyrights: Legal and Ethical Use
  8. Cybercrime and Abuse
  9. About Web Pages and Individual Websites
  10. Summary