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About IT Services Security

UC San Diego supports an IT environment that adheres to sound principles of security.

IT Services' Security team supports the secure use, processing, storage, and transmission of digital information and media among the UC San Diego community, including faculty, staff, students, and affiliates.

We strive to foster an environment that supports:

  • Confidentiality: meaning our computing system’s assets can be read only by authorized parties.
  • Integrity: meaning the assets can only be modified or deleted by authorized parties or in authorized ways.
  • Availability: meaning the assets are accessible to the authorized parties in a timely manner.

We accomplish this through the following guiding principles:

  • Ensure the physical security of the data and telecommunications centers and resources
  • Regulate authorized access to resources through security measures such as user IDs, passwords, and digital certificates
  • Implement auditable authorization processes that adhere to University policies
  • Provide security awareness training and resources
  • Inform Departmental Security Administrators (DSAs) and system/ data custodians about access rules and security violations