Leadership, Responsibility, and Security of IU’s Information Technology Infrastructure
May 4, 2001
WHEREAS, the advent of the Internet has significantly transformed the manner in which information is stored on interconnected servers throughout the world; and
WHEREAS, the Internet is an information technology environment in which it is possible to have inadvertent or intentional unauthorized access to Internet sites and related servers; and
WHEREAS, successful intrusions into Internet sites and servers can lead to the disclosure of sensitive personal and institutional information; and
WHEREAS, it is critical that Indiana University protect its institutional information and information technology infrastructure so as to reduce the possibility of unauthorized access to servers holding sensitive information or running mission-critical applications.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Trustees direct the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO to develop and implement policies necessary to minimize the possibility of unauthorized access to Indiana University’s information technology infrastructure regardless of the Indiana University office involved; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Trustees direct the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, which may draw upon the experience and expertise and resources of other University offices (including the Office of Internal Audit), to assume leadership, responsibility, and control of responses to unauthorized access to Indiana University’s information technology infrastructure, unauthorized disclosure of electronic information and computer security breaches regardless of the Indiana University office involved.
Unanimously approved on motion duly made and seconded.