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What is Information Security?

The definitive guide to information security at Buffalo State.

Information security (n.) is a status, or state of protection. It is the security status of the individual, and campus against unauthorized access, modification, and/or use of information. In many cases this refers to electronic information, however, it also includes information that is not electronic.

Information security management (v.) is the development and use of a set of strategies to secure information, and keep it secure from unauthorized access, modification or use.

Information security is everyone’s responsibility, both in the workplace and in private life.

Think of information as an asset that can be stolen just like a car, or a credit card. Buffalo State collects private information from students, faculty, and staff for use in registration, transcripts, payroll, parking, and much, much more. The security and integrity of this information must be protected against unauthorized access, modification, and malicious use.

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