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Trinity IT Security Policy

There are laws, practices and codes of conduct by which all Users of the University information technology resources must abide.

Trinity College Dublin first approved an Information Technology Security Policy in July 2003, becoming the first University in Ireland to publish formal IT Security guidelines for Staff and Students.

It is the responsibility of all users to familiarise themselves with these policies. Printed copies of the current University IT security policies can be obtained from the IT Security Officer on request.

Why have Information Security Policies?

Information Security Policies are necessary to ensure that important teaching, research and administrative data, and other confidential information is protected from theft or unauthorised disclosure.

Additionally state laws, for example the Data Protection Act, make the University legally responsible for ensuring that information is accurate and used appropriately.

In addition to fulfilling your legal obligations, complying with the policies will ensure that the university offers a professional and effective service. Make sure that you are aware of any legal requirements and University Policies that apply to you in your role.

Breaking the Rules

Breaking the rules puts us all at risk. By divulging sensitive information, or by not applying strict security controls to sensitive information in your care, you expose the information and the University to potential damage and loss.

Education and Training

All users of University computing and networking facilities are expected to read and abide by the respective regulations.

The IT Security Officer is available to provide advice and training in all areas of Information Security.

Where can i find the Policies

Follow the links below to familiarise yourself with Trinity College Dublin's published IT Security Policy and supporting policies and procedures.

Policy Name
Policy Description
  • First approved by College Board 9th July 2003.
  • Covers in details security policies in areas such as network security, internet and email usage etc

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