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These policies fall within the overarching ACD125: Information Security Policy which defines the boundaries of acceptable use of ASU computing and communication resources. The full policy can be found in the Academic Affairs Policies and Procedures Manual (ACD 125).

For additional detail on process and procedure guidance see Get Protected.

Access to University Technology Resources & Services Policy

Arizona State University (ASU) provides centrally managed information technology services and resources to employees, students, and other affiliates for activities related to its mission of teaching and learning, research, and service. The University limits access to only those individuals and entities that are actively involved in supporting the institution’s mission and goals.

Access to University Technology Resources Standard

The purpose of this standard is to document the process of provisioning and de-provisioning access for ASU affiliates to University technology resources and services.

Information Security Policy

The ASU Information Security Policy establishes guidelines and standards for the preservation of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of University information resources, provides for the integrity of institutional processes and records, and supports the University’s compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations.

Anti-Virus Standard

All user and server systems that utilize the University network are required to have a supported and current version of anti-virus in order to perform due diligence towards protecting University systems.

Courtesy Affiliate Standard

This standard documents the process of creating and administering Courtesy Affiliates of ASU.

Data Handling Standard

This standard outlines the responsibilities and controls required for handling all University managed information in any form.

Enterprise System Change Management Standard

This document describes the Enterprise System Change Management Process for Technology Systems at Arizona State University (ASU).

Incident Response Standard

This standard outlines the workflow, roles and responsibilities, and escalation provisions with respect to identifying and handling information security incidents at Arizona State University.

IT Code of Ethics Standard


This standard outlines the ethical, professional, and legal manner in which information technology (IT) employees shall access the university's electronic information systems.


Network Vulnerability Management Standard

The ASU Network Vulnerability Management Security Standard establishes the framework for maintaining appropriate security for ASU’s Technology Network.


Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Transfer / Copyright Infringement Standard

This document describes acceptable and prohibited uses of P2P software and protocols on ASU's network, University sanctions for prohibited uses, and responsibilities for compliance.

Password Standard

Documentation of ASU’s standard regarding the changing of passwords that are used to grant access to University resources.

Patch Management Standard

The Patch Management Standards describes basic patch management expectations for University systems.

Privileged Account Standard

This document establishes guidelines for UTO to ensure the secure use of system accounts and administrator or privileged access rights.

IT Risk Assessment Standard

This document outlines ASU’s approach for identifying and analyzing risk areas and taking corrective action in an effort to provide the most secure environment possible.

Secure Web Development Standard

This standard establishes guidelines and standards for the preservation of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of University information resources associated with websites.

Server Security Standard


This standard establishes a base configuration of ASU server equipment in order to minimize unauthorized access to ASU's computing, internet, and communication resources.

Secure Development Lifecycle

This standard outlines security related responsibilities and expectations for software development that occurs at the University.

System Audit Requirements

This document contains requirements for logging activities on High Risk and Confidential systems.

Web Application Security Standard

The purpose of this standard is to improve the security of ASU web applications by addressing threat modeling and security testing, web application criticality and the associated review process, the web application sign-off/approval process and recommended guidelines.