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This Standard provides requirements for the procurement of accessible Digital Content, Resources, and Technology (“Digital Material”). Implementing this standard will ensure that all individuals have access to Digital Material purchased by or on behalf of the University in compliance with the Policy on Digital Accessibility and with governing law.
This Standard sets out the minimum requirements for creating accessible Digital Content, Resources, and Technology (“Digital Material”) to advance the University’s commitment to providing equitable access in compliance with the University Policy on Digital Accessibility. Accessibility is a shared responsibility among those who maintain University Digital Material.
The University is committed to establishing a welcoming and equitable digital experience. This policy provides direction on creating an accessible experience that enhances usability for everyone. Implementing this policy will ensure that all individuals have access to Digital Content, Resources, and Technology (“Digital Material”) provided by or on behalf of the University.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (The "University" or "UNC-Chapel Hill") has a responsibility to protect the privacy and security of protected health information ("PHI") that it creates, receives, accesses, maintains, uses or transmits. Inappropriate access, use, or disclosure of PHI may cause substantial harm to individuals whose information is used or disclosed, and may cause financial and reputational injury to the University.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as modified by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 ("HIPAA") established Federal standards for safeguarding the privacy of individually identifiable health information. HIPAA mandates rigorous compliance with the requirements for the use and/or disclosure of protected health information ("PHI").
The University has obligations to ensure integrity and accessibility of records, and security of sensitive University information that may be sent or received via email. This policy advises individuals of their obligations to use only their University email account and not personal email accounts for University business and to manage the records resulting from that use in accordance with applicable policy, standards, and procedures.
This policy establishes a governance framework designed to promote and safeguard the appropriate and effective use of Enterprise Data.
Protected Health Information (PHI) and Sensitive Information (SI) that is transmitted or received on behalf of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by any Constituent must be encrypted in accordance with this Standard, which details required minimum encryption standards for University Tier 2 and Tier 3 information. Particular transmissions may require a heightened encryption requirement or consideration of additional legal or policy requirements.
Failure to protect information through the use of strong passwords/pass-phrases and additional authentication methods may result in incidents that expose sensitive information and/or impact mission-critical UNC-Chapel Hill services. This Standard outlines minimum requirements for authentication mechanisms for information systems under the University's control and password strength and other requirements for accounts on University systems and accounts that use University data.
To provide guidance for individuals and units on responsibilities for managing suppliers of Information Technology (IT) services, software, and systems. To manage risk to university information and other assets by creating clearer communication and understanding between vendors and University staff. To define required security controls monitoring activities.
This standard defines the minimum security controls for Information Technology systems in use at UNC-Chapel Hill including personal and University-owned devices. Units within the University may apply stricter controls to protect information and systems in their areas of responsibility. The standard applies to each UNC-Chapel Hill Constituent, student, employee, or other for any covered system under their control.
Adherence to the procedures outlined below will streamline the handling of Information Security Incidents and minimize the timeframe during which Sensitive Information and Mission-Critical Resources exist in a vulnerable state.
All members of the University community who engage with any University information technology (including wireless or other networks) must adhere to this Acceptable Use Policy.
Requirements related to Information Technology-related incidents including data breach (or possible data breach), misuse of equipment/applications/data, loss of University-owned equipment, or related.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's (UNC-Chapel Hill) Information Classification Standard defines a structure for the University's institutional information. This Standard is intended to guide University Constituents in recognizing the types of University Information they handle in order to better safeguard that information. This Standard takes into account the open, information sharing mission of the University's academic culture.