Data Classification

Types

Restricted - Data should be classified as Restricted when the unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of that data could cause a significant level of risk to the College or its affiliates. Examples of Restricted data include data protected by state or federal privacy regulations and data protected by confidentiality agreements. The highest level of security controls should be applied to Restricted data.

Private - Data should be classified as Private and sensitive when the unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of that data could result in a moderate level of risk to the College or its affiliates. By default, all Institutional Data that is not explicitly classified as Restricted or Public data should be treated as Private data. A reasonable level of security controls should be applied to Private data.

Public - Data should be classified as Public when the unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of that data would results in little or no risk to the College and its affiliates. Examples of Public data include press releases, course information and research publications. While little or no controls are required to protect the confidentiality of Public data, some level of control is required to prevent unauthorized modification or destruction of Public data.