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Information 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 information security concept of the university is described in the Information Security Guideline of the Georg August University.

The Information Security Guideline was put into force at 25.01.2020 by announcement in the bulletin Amtlichen Mitteilungen Ausgabe 04/2020.