Web Accessibiliy and Sensitive Data Considerations

Report
Sensitive Data
Accessibility
Financial Management
College of Education
Michigan State University
Agenda for today
Sensitive data management
 Basic computer security issues
 Financial management
 Physical Security
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Q: What are examples of security threats?
Q: What does information security mean to you?
Q: Why do we need to know this?
Levels of sensitivity for data
Institutional data: all of the data held
by MSU, in any form or medium, for
normal business operations.
Public
 Sensitive
 Confidential
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Public data
Not protected and generally made publically available, without restriction
or limitation
Directories
 Library card catalogs
 Course catalogs
 Institutional policies
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Sensitive data
Protected by institutional policy, guidelines, or procedures – may
be public/FOI-able (freedom of information)
Salary data
 Detailed institutional accounting
and budget data
 Personally restricted directory data
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Confidential data
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Institutional data that could be used for identity theft
Protected by law, contract, or University policy
Records of the university security measures
SSN
 payment/credit card
 health records
 student records
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Sensitive data management at MSU
PCI DSS - Payment Card Industry Data
Security Standard – Fine up to $500,000
MSU’s Managing Sensitive Data site at
http://eis.msu.edu/sid/
Sensitive data management at MSU
Use Institutional Data only for
University purposes.
Minimize the potential for their
improper disclosure or misuse.
Individually responsible for the
security and integrity of Institutional
Where to look for confidential data
Digital
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Laptop computers, Desktop computers
Phones, thumb drives
Network drives, web and file servers
Email attachments, social networking sites
Paper
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Sticky notes, notepads, paper files
Receipts
PAN forms and other official documents
Travel documentation
“Do I absolutely need this data?”
If not, get rid of it.
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As soon as you no longer need the data, delete it.
Don’t leave sensitive data on computers or PDAs
that can be stolen.
Make sure the computer, where the data is stored,
is protected against viruses, worms, etc.
Be careful distributing the data via email or paper
forms.
Q: What should you do if an
incident occurs on your
computer?
Q: what should you do if you
find a thumb drive in the hall
way?
College Policy
College policy can be found from this website
http://education.msu.edu/csg/
All college staff are required to attend
sensitive data awareness seminar every
three years.
No one should keep SSN and credit card
number on your computer and shared drive.
In practical terms, this means?
No confidential data on college servers or
computers There is no reason to store SSNs on a
computer, so don’t. If you need to use SSNs at all, work with
us to make sure they are handled with a minimum of risk.
If you absolutely must have SSNs, credit card numbers, or any
other sensitive data on paper, destroy paper
sheets as soon as you don’t need the data anymore. If
you need to keep the data, lock the papers up, then destroy
them as soon as you can.
Most important: Know the policy, be
can minimize exposure.
aware of how you
Q: what should you do when
your salvage your PC?
Internet use security
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When you browse Internet
 Set your browser security to medium/medium-high
 Add safe sites to trusted sites
 Block pop-up windows in your browser
 Clear cookies and cache for browser periodically
 Log out of secure apps when not in use
 use screen saver to lock the screen
 Do not write down passwords
 Be aware when use Instant messenger, chatting
Video: Spyware
Video: Do not leave your computer unlocked
Basic computer use protection
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Strong password, but easy to remember
Install anti virus program and update automatically
Updates Windows system automatically
Turn on Windows built-in firewall
Set the Internet browser security medium-high
Do not download free programs from internet
Do not use flash drive as your main storage
Salvage computer only after clean the hard drive
Email Phishing
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Phishing (use of e-mail messages that
appear to be sent from a trusted source.)
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Spelling Mistakes
Incorrect Graphics
Personal Information
The URL
Video: Email hoax
File management
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Manage by folders
Save on the server (\\edshare.educ.msu.edu)
Name files properly (do not use space or #, $, ~, !)
View files with different layout
Stop using floppy disks; use thumb drive to transfer
file
Email management
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Organize by folders and sub-folders
Financial Management Oversight
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Segregation of duties: More than one person
needed to complete a record transaction.
Implement mitigating controls if staffing
resources do not permit desired segregation
of duties.
Adequate oversight: at least take samples.
Pay attention to high risk areas: cash and
inventories. Take periodic inventory.
Monthly reconciliation of P-card statement is
required.
Physical Security
Protect valuables (yours and others)
 Be aware of and report suspicious
activity
 Good descriptions NOT heroics
 Keys
 Doors
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Please remember to
take the survey after
you receive the email
with a link. Thanks.

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