The Southeast Missouri State University Information Technology (IT) Department continually develops, maintains and improves its information technology infrastructure and applications to support the creation, storage, modification and sharing of data. These IT systems are essential to the efficient and effective operation of the University. As such, the University has a responsibility to institute appropriate safeguards to keep its IT systems and information assets available and secure. In addition, the University must comply with various federal and state regulatory requirements designed to protect specific types of data.
The security of IT systems and information assets is dependent on the users managing, as well as the users utilizing, said resources. The University is committed to supporting the principles of academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas and the University's information security policies and programs are intended to support those principles while still maintaining an appropriate level of security.The goals of this security program are to: