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Policy 551: Computer Management

Section: Operating Policies
Sub-Section: Information Technology
Policy Number: 551
Subject: Computer Management
Origin Date: February 1, 2008
Effective Date: February 1, 2008
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551.1 PURPOSE

The intention of this policy is to decrease the availability of Utah State University’s computing resources to unauthorized outsiders. Computing resources and confidential data are sought by unauthorized outsiders for their own purposes, often at the expense of the University or the user of the computer. Proper management of computers reduces these risks of loss and the legal, financial, and personal consequences that may result.

551.2 POLICY

All computers connected to the USU Network must be configured and managed to reduce or eliminate the risk of loss of control of the computer resource, or stored or transmitted information. Information Technology (IT) is directed to develop Computer Management Procedures according to industry best practices in collaboration with IT advisory committees and user groups.