Data loss prevention measures secure campus data

UA Little Rock has implemented additional technical safeguards on university workstations to mitigate the loss of highly sensitive data. These safeguards are instrumental in ensuring the campus appropriately secures highly sensitive data to comply with federal laws, UA System policies, and information security best practices.

Where appropriate and technically feasible, these safeguards will alert and restrict users from sharing highly sensitive data outside the university’s network and from being transferred from university workstations to removable media, such as thumb drives and external hard drives.

As a reminder, campus users should only send highly sensitive information to colleagues and students via their official UA Little Rock email accounts and highly sensitive data should never be stored unencrypted on removable media.

Definition: Highly Sensitive Data (Excerpt from UA Little Rock Data Classification Policy 208.9)

Highly Sensitive: Highly sensitive data that, if disclosed to unauthorized persons, would be a violation of federal or state laws, university policy, or university contracts. Any file or data that contains personally identifiable information of a trustee, officer, agent, faculty, staff, retiree, student, graduate, donor, or vendor may also qualify as highly sensitive data unless the data is already disclosed by the university or classified as public and published on the web sites or public documents, including the directory data as defined by UA Little Rock FERPA policy and Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Highly Sensitive includes all data defined by the state Data and System security standard classifications of Level C (Very Sensitive) and Level D (Extremely Sensitive).

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