Bryn Mawr College Information Security Competencies

Posted September 13th, 2017 at 10:26 am.

The overarching goal of the Information Security Education Program is to ensure all College community members are able to demonstrate continued mastery of the following competencies:

  • Recognize and respond to common information security threats
  • Recognize and properly classify confidential data
  • Store confidential data in properly secured locations
  • Create strong passwords/passphrases
  • Keep passwords confidential
  • Lock computers and mobile devices with a password/PIN when not in use
  • Regularly install updates and patches on College-owned and personal computers and devices
  • Properly dispose of electronic and physical records
  • Articulate why protecting confidential information is an institutional and personal priority
  • Transmit data using recommended secure methods
  • Understand the nature of confidential information in their care
  • Manage sensitive data with safeguards proportional to the degree of confidentiality
  • Understand the consequences that might result from improper handling of sensitive data or unauthorized access


Filed under: Information Security by Andrew Mantuano

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