The computing and
network facilities in SITACS are provided for the use of students and
staff in support of the programs of the School. All users are responsible
for ensuring that these facilities are used in an effective, efficient,
ethical and lawful manner.
The primary purpose
of this policy is to protect the information infrastructure of the School
and University. It applies to all School and University information resources
whether individually controlled or shared, stand-alone or networked, all
computer and computer communication facilities controlled by the School
and resident or transmitted data. It includes, but is not restricted to
computers (personal to servers) and associated peripherals and software,
network and communications infrastructure and telecommunication infrastructure.
It also applies to use of resources not owned by the University where
such use is effected from or via equipment located on University property
or by equipment belonging to the University.
Protection is designed
to ensure predictable behaviour from the information infrastructure in
the Faculty. Most importantly the confidentiality, integrity and availability
of data resident or transmitted on the network must be protected. The
importance of each of these elements varies with the type of data or service
- This involves protecting information against access by those not specifically
authorised by the owner of the data.
- This involves protecting information from deletion or alteration without
specific authorisation by the owner of the data.
- This involves protecting information and services so that they are not
degraded or made unavailable for access by authorised users.
This policy applies
to all School students, staff and others granted use of School information
All existing laws
(federal and state) and University regulations and policies apply, including
not only those laws and regulations that are specific to computers and
networks but also those that may apply generally to personal conduct.
Users must observe
all applicable policies and law of external data networks as well as internal
policies on all other computing facilities wherever situated where access
is by means of University provided services.
Security and Network Access