Denison University provides access to a broad range of computing and network services to members of the University community so that they may make productive and innovative use of information technologies. These network services are intended for University-related purposes, including direct and indirect support of the University’s instructional, research and service missions.
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Denison University encourages all members of the Denison Community to abide by the provisions of copyright law. Denison's Acceptable Use Policy forbids all users of Denison's computing resources from committing "violations of copyright/civil law, including the unauthorized reproduction and use of copyrighted images and text" as well as forbidding "software theft or piracy, data theft, or any other action which violates the intellectual property rights of others".
Denison accepts credit cards as payment for a variety of goods and services. By accepting credit cards, Denison assumes a level of risk with respect to a data breach. In order to manage that risk, credit card transactions processed at Denison will comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard(better known as PCI DSS.)
Telecommunications, Cabling, Other Technologies: The design of the systems and the equipment must conform to the following standards.
Denison University shall be responsive to all legal requests for electronically stored information (ESI) from any recognized legal authority. The University maintains numerous logs, records, backups and other forms of data that may be requested in a litigation process. The University will not voluntarily provide any such information; data will only be released under the terms of a court ordered disclosure, subpoena or other appropriate request.
Denison University operates in accordance with many federal computing laws. This policy page outlines some of the most important ones.
Denison maintains a strict policy regarding the release of information to third parties.
Denison University's policies and guides surrounding the use of media technologies; such as audiovisual equipment, copyright laws, and privacy and confidentiality.
Denison University accepts credit cards as payment for a variety of goods and services. By accepting credit cards, Denison assumes significant risks with respect to protecting cardholder data. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has developed a set of financial and information technology standards, called Payment Card Information Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS), to protect credit cardholders' data.
The exponential growth in cloud services presents many opportunities for Denison University to outsource some internal services. To look at an outsourcing opportunity solely as a financial proposition does not serve the University interests and will expose Denison to potential risks and liabilities. This document provides guidance for minimizing these risks and insuring that the true cost of outsourcing does not exceed the benefits of the service.
A departmental computer lab is a space in which the University places networked computers to support the instructional mission of a specific academic department(s). The affiliated department takes responsibility for the operation of the lab while ITS provides technical and instructional support to make the lab as available and effective as possible while maintaining the integrity of the campus network. This document outlines these responsibilities shared by the academic department.
An electronic classroom (eClassroom) is a space in which the University places a set of appropriate technologies to support classroom instruction. eClassrooms are University resources and are not owned by a specific department. This document outlines the responsibilities shared by faculty members teaching in eClassrooms, administrators scheduling the eClassrooms and ITS providing technical support and training to make the eClassrooms as available and effective as possible.
The current policies of Denison University ITS state that Information Technology Services will only provide computing support for computing equipment purchased through Information Technology Services. Information Technology Services will only purchase equipment for faculty, staff, and lab areas. This page will provide information about how student organizations can get help, what equipment is recommended, and where to get the best pricing.
Denison University provides online resources to students, faculty and staff for many purposes ranging from education and research to communications and entertainment. The costs associated with operating a large volume network are part of the general operating expenses. By using online resources wisely and respectfully, we can contain costs and provide more secure services for the Denison community.
The purpose of the Vendor Security Assessment is to provide Denison University with detailed security information to assist in assessing and minimizing risk associated with the protection of personal or financial information. Vendors who handle personal or financial information on behalf of Denison University will be required to complete this survey each time their contract is renewed or modified.