UW-Madison - IT - Top Policies for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors

These top IT policies apply to all faculty, staff, students, and visitors at UW-Madison. In addition, depending on what data or other IT resources a person is using, there are other IT policies that may apply.

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  1. UW System - Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

    Applies if you access or use any UW-Madison or UW System Information Technology resources.

  2. IT Compliance Agreement

    Applies if you have a UW-Madison NetID, Guest NetID, or other UW-Madison credentials.

  3. Password Policy and Password Standard

    The Password Policy and Standard apply if you connect a computer or device of any kind via:

    • any UW-Madison wired network, (for example, connecting a network cable to a wall jack);
    • any UW-Madison public or private wireless network, (for example, connecting to UWNet);
    • any UW-Madison VPN service, (for example, using WiscVPN).
  4. Electronic Devices Connected to the Network

    Same as Password Policy and Standard. The Electronic Devices policy applies if you connect a computer or device of any kind via:

    • any UW-Madison wired network, (for example, connecting a network cable to a wall jack);
    • any UW-Madison public or private wireless network, (for example, connecting to UWNet);
    • any UW-Madison VPN service, (for example, using WiscVPN).
  5. Copyright Infringement

    Applies if you download or upload copyrighted material while using UW-Madison Information Technology resources.


1. UW System - Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

Applies if you access or use any UW-Madison or UW System Information Technology resources.

Please see UW System - Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources (on wisconsin.edu)

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2. IT Compliance Agreement

Applies if you have a UW-Madison NetID, Guest NetID, or other UW-Madison credentials.

This agreement is to communicate to you the relevant policies and terms of service for using university IT resources. This includes using your university issued credentials (e.g. NetID and password) to connect to the University network and how to manage your personal and university data.

Policy

The following policies outline your responsibilities for using campus IT resources.

Additional policies and policy information may be viewed at https://kb.wisc.edu/itpolicy.

NetID Terms of Use

NetIDs and other user credentials are available to applicants, students, faculty, staff and others based on their affiliation with campus and their business need to access certain applications, services and data. Information about you or about others is accessible through your NetID and other campus credentials. In order to maintain the privacy of this information it is vital that you understand your responsibilities to securely manage your NetID/Password and other campus credentials. Please know and comply with the following:
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3. Password Policy

Applies if you connect a computer or device of any kind via:

Policy

Devices and systems connected to the University of Wisconsin-Madison network must require passwords meeting the minimum standards set by the Office of the Chief Information Officer and, if possible, technically enforce them. Faculty, staff and students must adhere to the minimum passwords standards for all systems and applications that come into contact with University resources.

Systems That Cannot Comply with Minimum Standards

If the minimum standards cannot be met, the system must be protected by other means, such as, but not limited to, a dedicated firewall, limited network access or multi-factor authentication.

Background

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ’s network and information systems provide the technical foundation for conduct of its academic, research and administrative missions. Providing this open access to information technology is imperative to ensuring academic freedom at the institution. An important part of providing this network access is ensuring that the network and associated information is secure.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to faculty, staff, students and other authorized users regarding passwords in order to protect individual and University information and resources. Adherence to this policy will help ensure that the university network and information systems are secure and available to all.

Authority

Enforcement

Contact

References

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Password Standard

Background

Requirements

Recommendations

References

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4. Electronic Devices Connected to the Network

Applies if you connect a computer or device of any kind via:

Policy

Background

Authority

Enforcement

The University reserves the right to suspend access to preserve the integrity of the network.

Contact

References

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5. Copyright Infringement

Applies if you download or upload copyrighted material while using UW-Madison Information Technology resources.

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