Policies and guidelines
A number of policies, guidelines and Directives relate to the use of IT systems at UTS.
Acceptable Use of Information Technology Facilities
The University communications network and computing devices are provided for teaching, learning, research, professional development and administration. The Acceptable Use of Information Technology Facilities policy informs all users of the University's Information Technology (IT) facilities of their rights and responsibilities. It is consistent with the provision of an environment that respects freedom of inquiry and expression, privacy and confidentiality, the law and due process.
Copyright at UTS
Copying and/or downloading of copyrighted materials may be illegal. Copyright at UTS (opens a UTS library website) outlines the responsibilities and procedures that apply when using non-UTS materials for study, research, teaching and administrative purposes.
The University electronic mail services are apart of the University facilities and are intended for use in teaching, learning, research and administration. The Email Policy outlines appropriate use and access of UTS Email Accounts.
Guidelines for the Use of Email
Publishing on the UTSWeb Policy
The content of UTSWeb must support and reflect the university's mission and strategic initiatives. The Publishing on the UTSWeb Policy manages the integrity of the information published on the UTSWeb, so as to ensure that the information is both accurate and complies with relevant legal requirements.
The Publishing on the UTSWeb Policy should be read and used in conjunction with associated web standards these include: Category 1 - Core UTS Information Web Standard, Disclaimer Web Standard and Footer Web Standard which are developed from time to time to operationalise the implementation of this Policy. Web standards and guidelines associated with the Publishing on the UTSWeb Policy are progressively developed and implemented.
IT Security Directive
The University acknowledges an obligation to ensure appropriate security for all Information Technology data, equipment, and processes in its domain of ownership and control. Every member of the University shares this obligation, to varying degrees. The Information Technology Security Directive, endorsed by the University Council, is an overall statement of IT security principles for the University.
The IT Security Standards (PDF 201KB 21 Pages) complement the Information Technology Security Directive and should be read in conjunction with this Directive. They are based on the international standard for information security management and are tailored for the UTS environment. The standards and guidelines provide the detailed procedures to assist users and system custodians to meet their IT security responsibilities.
IT Security Incident Reporting Procedures
It is the responsibility of all UTS personnel to report any observed or suspected information security incidents. It is imperative that incidents are reported within 24 hours to ensure actions can be taken to reduce any impact to UTS. The IT Security Incident Reporting Procedures (PDF , 89kB) outlines what constitutes an information security incident and what steps to take to report an incident.
IT Security Awareness and Best Practice
ITD encourages all staff and students to adopt best practice when considering security relating to IT services and facilities. Information on security awareness and best practice regarding passwords, data removal, spam control, phishing and anti-virus software is available through ServiceConnect.