Drop Shadow

Information Security

Our public-facing web server is public; site updates are performed by many people, including departmental webmasters, student workers, and outside contractors. Due to the nature of web server software, any of them has access to the files and data that your web pages have access to.

Do not store any private information in your files or database tables. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Social security numbers
  • Driver license numbers
  • Credit card numbers
  • Financial account numbers
  • Health care and insurance account numbers
  • Account access numbers, such as PINs, bank passwords, or credit card verification numbers

Any pages found to request and/or store private information will be disabled; any databases or files found to contain private information will be deleted along with their data.

Authorized contacts will be notified after the pages are disabled and/or databases deleted.