Information Security Policy

Mississippi State University necessarily maintains a large amount of sensitive information ranging from personal information about employees and students to research data. Protection of this information from leaks, break-ins, and natural or man-made disasters is of paramount importance. To this end, the Mississippi State University Information Security Policy, OP 01.10, mandates a framework of four components that collectively enhance the information security posture of the institution. These four components are:

While technologies, procedures, and best practices are important tools in protecting the university's information, it is ultimately the responsibility of each individual who has access to the information to maintain proper safeguards to prevent sensitive data from being inappropriately disclosed, damaged, or lost.

This presentation to Deans, Directors, and Department Heads on March 18, 2008 provides a high-level overview of the various components of MSU’s Information Security environment.