It's vital to both students and staff that the University is able to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of its information. Everyone has a responsibility to access information and systems in an acceptable manner, maintain the confidentiality of information and keep our assets secure.
Information security at Plymouth University concerns the implementation of processes and good practice which are designed to protect print and electronic materials; specific consideration should be given to any other form of confidential, private and sensitive information or data from unauthorised access, (mis)use, disclosure, destruction, modification, or disruption.
Good information security is a combination of physical and technical measures, together with appropriate policies, procedures and guidance. Threats to information systems range from physical, such as theft of hardware, through to human factors such as social engineering by phishing emails or human error. All of these result in a disruption to services as well as unnecessary risk and cost.