Information Security for Department Heads

Welcome to the Information Technology guidance page for Department Heads. As those chiefly responsible for the quality and quantity of work in the departments, UVA departmental managers are in a position to ensure UVA Information Security policies, standards, and procedures are followed, set compliance for their respective departments, and act as a role model in following University policy for information and IT resources. In short, departmental managers are responsible for the security of their IT resrouces and safeguarding of the University's data.

It is important that each manager take time to learn what categories of data sensitive its data are and what steps need to be taken in order to secure these data. We hope that this page will provide a roadmap for accessing information across our website to help you in this task. The University Information Security office offers many services to help with the responsibility of effective IT security and data ownership, including security resources and tools for departmental managers and a security policy FAQ.

The contents of this page include: 


Secure Y​our Department

The following are techniques and resources you can use to make your department more cyber-secure. You and your employees are required to use many of these services, and it is your responsibility as a department chair to ensure that your team is following protocol.



Electronic Storage of Information Access Guidance

If access to an employee's or student's stored files and/or communications is needed for a given business, legal, law enforcement, or academically-justified reason, please consult the Electronically Stored Information Release standard and procedure.


Have a Information Security Incident?


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