U of S Network Security Given a Boost
A new network security policy will help ensure that the University computer network is a safe and reliable environment so that members of the University community (instructors, students, prospective students, researchers, staff, and others) have access to the network resources they require and are given the protection they need.
The Network Security Policy applies to all members of the University of Saskatchewan community and authorized guests of the University who access resources or services that are located on the network from on or off campus.
Members of the University community are responsible for becoming familiar with (and abiding by) the network security policy. It is available online at: http://www.usask.ca/university_secretary/policies/operations/4_43.php
The policy defines responsibilities both for people who use the network and for ITS as the network provider. It seeks to balance security (limiting opportunities for and the impact of network attacks) with network functionality and user productivity.
The network security policy was developed through widespread consultation with Council committees, advisory groups, and college and department IT managers. The policy was formally approved by Council on May 17, 2007 and by the Board of Governors on June 22, 2007.