IT Security at the University Göttingen
The conduct of University operations needs an increasingly high degree of integration of methods and processes based on the possibilities of communications and information technology (IT). IT processes that run smoothly and safely are an essential basis for the performance of the university and its administration in the areas of research, teaching, care for the sick, services in the public healthcare system, basic and advanced training and permanent education, as well as technology transfer.
Considering these circumstances, “security of information technology” (IT security) has immense basic and strategic relevance, to such an extent that it necessitates the development and implementation of a unified university-wide general guideline for IT security. One must bear in mind that secure IT processes are the basis for any data protection measures, which are particularly important when processing personal data.
The IT security concept of the university is based on
- the organisational guideline for IT security ( PDF-download)
- the general IT security guideline of the University and the University Medical Center (PDF-download)
- the utilisation arrangements for the University Medical Center IT infrastructure
- individual regulations referred to in the general IT security guideline.
The security guidelines were put into force at 15.06.2007 by announcement in the bulletin Amtlichen Mitteilungen Ausgabe 11/2007.
For IT users a flyer in german language is available containing the measures for users from the General Security Guidelines (PDF file).