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Information Security


The mission of the information security program is to protect the information assets of Hamilton College thereby reducing institutional risk.  These assets include the data that Hamilton collects from its faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and others doing business with the College, as well as intellectual property created by members of the Hamilton College community.

Hamilton Information Security

Information Security Resources

Data Classification

Classification of data is a critical element of any mature information security program and fundamental to securing Hamilton College information assets.

Data Classification Policy

Data Classification and Handling Procedure

Employee Confidentiality Agreement

Electronic information at Hamilton College is stored on central servers and on individual desktop computers. This networked environment also poses significant risk to the security of information. Protecting this College resource is a shared responsibility between Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) and the individual users of that information. This policy covers information maintained by administrative offices of the college related to the business of the college and accessed by members of the college community.

Policy on the Protection of Confidential and Sensitive Information

Employee Agreement to Protect Confidential and Sensitive Information

Employee Agreement to Protect Confidential and Sensitive Information PDF

Policies & Procedures

The following policies and procedures outline the responsibilities of those who use the library, computing and networking facilities at the College. Users of these services agree to abide by and be subject to the terms and conditions contained in this and all other applicable College policies.

College Policies and Procedures

Security Awareness

Hamilton educates its students, faculty and staff about the best ways to keep their data secure. Through workshops, emails, videos and various other methods, users can learn about how to create good passwords, keep their systems up-to-date, secure their laptops, tablets, or smartphones and more.

Awareness Resources

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