Everyone at Princeton plays a role in protecting our information. Whether you are the owner/steward of the information and need to classify it, or an information user seeking guidance on how to handle it, the resources in this section will help you get started.
The first step in protecting our information is to classify it in accordance with Princeton's Information Security Policy. The chart below will assist you in making the proper classification. Throughout this site, you will find additional requirements to help you handle your information safely.
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What Counts as University Information?
University information covers a broad range, and may be: verbal, digital, and/or hard copy; individually controlled or shared; stand-alone or networked; and used for administration, research, teaching, or other purposes.
- Specific Restrictions: In addition to those outlined above, additional restrictions may apply.
- Combined Information: The classification level of combined information must be re-evaluated independently.
Classifying Information: Your Responsibilities
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Have Questions? The OIT Support & Operations Center (SOC) is your first point of contact for all questions related to information security.