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This standard sets a minimum baseline for managing vulnerabilities on any UNC-Chapel Hill system required by the UNC-Chapel Hill Information Security Controls Standard to be scanned for vulnerabilities. Please see the “Exceptions” section for phased implementation through 2026.
This Standard defines the minimum security standards “MSS” for Information Technology systems in use at UNC-Chapel Hill including personal and University-owned devices and third-party systems. Units within the University may apply stricter controls to protect information and technology in their areas of responsibility. The standard applies to each person in the University community and their devices. Please see the “Exceptions” section for phased implementation options through 2027.
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.
To describe minimum requirements for members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ("University" or "UNC-Chapel Hill") experiencing a concern that might indicate a Possible Information Security Incident. To specify Information Security Incident authority and role requirements for Information Security Incident Handlers and Information Security Liaisons.
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.
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.
To guide University Constituents in preserving the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of University information and information systems. Access controls are intended to minimize inappropriate exposure of University information by limiting system access to authorized individuals.
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 describes the terms required for use of ConnectCarolina, InfoPorte, associated reporting tools, and other University business applications (“Administrative Systems”).
Requirements for all data network activities at the University. Central coordination of data networks supports the University mission of education, service, and research. It is the responsibility of ITS to coordinate, monitor, and manage University network traffic and activities. Compliance with this policy and related Standard helps our campus facilities adhere to FCC and other regulatory requirements, not disrupt statewide or larger networks, and provide robust and reliable services..
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 (“University”) has a strong interest in the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of University information and systems. Access controls protect University information by only allowing authorized people to access systems. Following this policy minimizes risk to the University resulting from unauthorized use of resources. Access control at the University happens through procedures and standards that follow this policy.
The Onyen ("Only Name You'll Ever Need") is a unique identifier given to everyone affiliated with the University. The Onyen gives each person secure access to electronic resources and proves their identity if they follow this policy.